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  • An average street in Cascais
    An average street in Cascais
    by Lindaonwheels
  • Square - view of Pescadores Beach
    Square - view of Pescadores Beach
    by LoriPori
  • O'Neills & Seaman's Church
    O'Neills & Seaman's Church
    by LoriPori

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    A useful web site.

    by Maurizioago Updated Oct 9, 2012

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    Favorite thing: www.cascais-travel.com is a nice and useful website. Here you can find info on things to see in Cascais; accomodations; means of transportation, restaurants and more.

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    Cascais revisited 2011

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 27, 2011
    Zohara at O'Neil's, Cascais, Portugal

    Favorite thing: One of the things that brought me back to Portugal was the wonderful time we had at the VT Cascais Euromeet in 2009. So in 2011, brought Zohara (who missed the meet) back to Portugal and we visited some of the "historic VT sites", like O'Neil's ^O^

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    The heart of town

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 6, 2009
    O'Neill's Irish Pub & Seaman's Church
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    Favorite thing: It seems that the City Hall at the Praça 5 Outubro Square is the place where all things come together at Cascais.

    Around the square you find:
    -Câmara Municipal de Cascais (City hall)
    -O'Neill's Irish Pub
    -Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes church
    -Hotel Baia
    -Ribeira Beach

    and the statue of Dom Pedro I in the middle of it all.

    BTW There's a letter box at the city hall.

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    Cascais Fortress

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 29, 2009

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    Cidadela - Cascais
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    Favorite thing: Because of the strategic location this coastal corner at the Tejo river was fortified and equipped with a watchtower. This first fortress was inaugurated by King João II (1481-1495).
    Through the years the fortress grew bigger.
    In 1870 King Luis I had the fortress converted "Palacio da Citadela" into his summer residence. This was the start of growing importance of Cascais.

    The building now is a National monument.

    The Cidadela still is in use by the Military.

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    Cascais Post Office

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 29, 2009
    Cascais Post Office
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    Favorite thing: The Cascais post office is located at Avanida Ultramar 2.
    Tel: +351-21-4827270

    There's a stamp vending machine on the outside.

    Inside you first draw a ticket for the service you need and wait till your number is called.

    Portuegese Post Website

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    Cascais Police

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 28, 2009
    Cascais Police Station
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    Favorite thing: Cascais has a number of different Police services:

    PSP- Policia de Segurança Pública
    Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 26 - 2750 Cascais
    Tel: +351-21-4861127

    PSP - Cascais Tourism Police Station
    Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 26 - 2750 Cascais
    Tel: +351-21-4863929

    Security Police (PSP) Cascais
    Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 29 - 2750 Cascais
    Tel: 214 839 100

    GNR- Guarda Nacional Repúblicana
    Cascais

    Police Maritime Department / Guarda Fiscal
    Cascais
    Tel: +351-21-4864500

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    The Stone Bridge at Santa Marta

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 21, 2009
    Santa Marta bridge - Cascais
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    Favorite thing: The Stone Bridge at Santa Marta spans the beach with the same name.

    The bridge itself is a kind of bottleneck to the coastal traffic. Cars only are allowed to take the bridege in the direction to town, but the many pedestrianns and cyclists cause some jams at times. From the bridge sone great scenic pictures can be taken, so photographers are anothere cause of hold ups.

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    • Cycling

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    Caiscais beaches

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 21, 2009
    Santa Marta beach - Cascais
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    Favorite thing: Cascais has the following beaches:

    -Santa Marta Beach at the old stone bridge with some hidden staircases.
    -Ribeira Beach at the fishermen harbour
    -Rainha Beach
    -Conceição Beach
    -Duquesa Beach
    -Moitas Beach

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    • Water Sports
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Beautiful! A taste of ole Europe

    by Lindaonwheels Written Nov 9, 2009

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    An average street in Cascais

    Favorite thing: We stayed aqt the new modern Hotel Miragam, right on the ocean just south of Lisbon. (or as they say: Lisboa. We were right across the street (and down some treatrous steps) from the train station. From there, you can go on a great day trip to Sentra. Lisbon is just a bus ride away.

    Fondest memory: The people! You knew you weren't in the US. They were all so friendly and helpful!

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    Local Tourist Office + Useful Links

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 15, 2009
    Cascais Tourist Office

    Favorite thing: The Posto de Turismo (Cascais Local Tourist Office) is located at:
    Rua Visconde da Luz, 14
    2750-414 Cascais
    Tel: +351-21-4868204
    Business Hours:
    Mo-Fr: 9AM - 7PM
    Sa-Su: 10AM - 6PM

    Police - Tel: +351-21-4863929 / +351-21- 4861127

    Automobile Club of Portugal (Road Assistance) - Tel: +351-21-707509510

    Central Táxis do Estoril e Cascais - Tel: +351-21-4659500 / +351-21-4660101

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    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PORTUGAL

    by LoriPori Written Jul 28, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Entry Requirements for Canadian Citizens:
    Canadian Citizens require a valid Canadian passport, valid at least 3 months beyond date of travel. Visitors must hold a return/onward ticket. Tourist Visa is not required for stays less than 90 days.

    The Canadian Embassy:
    Ave. da lIberdade 196-200
    3rd Floor Lisbon Portugal
    351-21 316 4600

    Climate:
    The following temperatures are for Lisbon.
    May Min 13 Max 21
    June Min 15 Max 25
    July Min 17 Max 27
    August Min 17 Max 28

    Currency:
    The currency is the Euro. Credit cards are widely accepted and traveller's cheques are readily exchanged. ATMs are available. ATMs should be used during business hours inside a bank, supermarket or large commercial building.

    Electricity:
    220 volts, 50 cycles. Plugs are continental round pin. A converter and a plug adapter are required. (for travelling Canadians)

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    Kids Day in Cascais

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 13, 2009
    Kids Fair, Cascais, Portugal
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    Favorite thing: Over the weekend Cascais had a Kids Fair on its beaches and the concourse...it had games and attractions for all ages. Tal got the attention of the CLOWN and I was "Martin on a stick" (or rather sticks).... sort of a "pop"stickle .
    After an exhausting several hours, we stopped in for a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.

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    PRACA 5 DE OUTUBRO

    by LoriPori Written Jul 10, 2009

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    Square - view of Pescadores Beach
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    Favorite thing: In Cascais' Center Square 5 October PRACA 5 DE OUTUBRO you will find its Town Hall, O'Neill's. Seaman's Church, Statue of Dom Pedro I and a wonderful view of Pescadores Beach and all the colourful Portuguese fishing boats. Traditional Portuguese Calcada pavement in a wave pattern is the highlight of the square.
    We spent many hours around this square, from the pre-meets for VT at O'Neills, to just sitting on the benches along the Beach and just people watching or waiting for sundown.

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    Around Town (Cascais that is)

    by Martin_S. Written Jul 2, 2009
    Tal on Valbom street, Cascais, Portugal
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    Favorite thing: Just a few photos taken "around" Cascais as Tal and I were wandering the streets, looking for food, drink or the occassional VTer.

    Fondest memory: I think the night view out over the harbor with Estoril in the distance was quiet the best view we saw.

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    PROMENADE TO ESTORIL

    by LoriPori Written Jul 1, 2009

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    Hansi on the Promenade
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    Favorite thing: Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed walking along the PROMENADE TO ESTORIL from Cascais. The promenade accesses most of the beaches between the two towns. All along the promenade, you will find restaurants with outdoor terraces, many "OLA" ice cream kiosks - my favourite was chocolada - places to rent snorkel equipment and kayaks, places to rent umbrellas and loungers ( expensive at 12 Euros for all day), plenty of benches to sit on, washroom and shower facilities, Circuito Activo ( exercise area) and so on. We would usually go for a few hours - sit, people watch, have an ice cream, enjoy the seaside breezes and the warm sun on our faces - just relax!

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