Cascais Things to Do

  • The harbour at Cascais
    The harbour at Cascais
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    Praia de Pescadores
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    Mermaid statue looking to sea
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  • 1. Boca do Inferno

    4 out of 5 stars

    This deep crevice in the rocky coast near Cascais is a popular draw for tourists, although I personally failed to see why. Maybe the weather was just too nice and the sea too calm when I visited. In...

  • 2. Conde Gastro Guimaraes Museum

    The Counts of Castro GuimarĂ£es Palace was constructed in 1890. It's located at the Santa Marta Cove, close to the sea. In 1924 the buiding was transformed into the Cascais Municipal Museum. Inside art...

  • 3. Parque Marechal Carmona

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Situated near the marina this Large park is well worth a visit, It is home to the Conde Gastro Guimaraes Museum and to many Birds and some beautiful plants and flowers. A lake that provides a home to...

  • 4. Cidadela

    This 16th century fortress was built to protect the Bay of Cascais, and is part of a whole line of fortresses along the Tagus estuary which were built to protect Lisbon from being invaded. It is not...

  • 5. Beach

    As Cascais is on the coast, it's known as a beach town. The beach is nice and though I didn't go, several VTers in the group did and loved it. Unforgettable Euromeet 2009 moment that will go down in...

  • 6. Casa de Santa Maria

    Casa de Santa Maria was designed by architect Raul Lino and build in 1902. This true mediterranean building with Arab influences is open to the public. No admission fee. Visiting hours: Tu-Su: 10AM...

  • 7. Town Hall

    The Town Hall of Cascais is an attractive building, which dates from the 18th century, and was almost completely restored, in 1821, following the devastating earthquake of 1755. Above the main...

  • 8. Fishing Harbour

    Cascais has a large population of fishermen and small fishing boats dot the sea around the harbour. There is also a beach next to the harbour, the Praia de Pescadores, but I personally did not want to...

  • 9. Palace Condes de Castro Guimaraes

    One of Cascais' most outstanding palace is the PALACIO DE CONDE DE CASTRO GUIMARAES that is open to the public and exhibits its own grand private collection of over 25,000 book and rarities such as an...

  • 10. Parque Municipal da Gandarinha

    This beautiful park is a good place to rest a bit after your meal, or after a long walk. Inside there is a small zoo with domestic animals, a restaurant, a pic nic area, and a kids playground. Here...

  • 11. Centro Cultural

    The CASCAIS CULTURAL CENTRE or CENTRO CULTURAL DE CASCAIS, is housed within the "Casa Cor de Rosa" (Pink House), a former 16th century convent of Our Lady of Piety. Presently it host exhibitions,...

  • 12. Walking

    We just loved to walk next to the beach,and see people living their normal life. Some people were catching shellfish at the waterline,some were swimming,some taking sun-baths and somw drove with their...

  • 13. Marina

    Modern and very well equipped with 630 berths available, 120 of which are designated for vessels in transit. CASCAIS MARINA can cater for vessels of up to 35 metres in length and 6 metres in...

  • 14. Private boat trip to Lisbon

    There are not too many offers for such a trip, thus we were happy to find "MS Andala" and skipper Mario.We started out in the marina of Cascais. We (4 adults)...

  • 15. Nice beach in Cascais.

    Cascais has a nice little beach right in the center of town by the main square.It´s mabye not better than many other beaches but the location is really perfect...

  • 16. Fishermans Beach - Praia de Pescadores

    Leaving Praca 5 de Outubro and the Town Hall, I crossed over Avenida Don Carlos 1 and came to the Fishermans Beach.This is a great spot for people watching, and...

  • 17. Largo Luis de Camoes

    This is a street that I passed through most of the days (and nights) that I spent in Cascais, mainly to get from my accommodation to meet up with other VTers at...

  • 18. Rua Frederico Arouca

    After wandering as far as the railway, I headed back past the beach and along Rua Frederico Arouca. This is one of Cascais's most interesting streets for...

  • 19. Does anyone know the name of this building??

    Overlooking Conceição beach and beyond, is this building that I thought was quite impressive looking, with its terracotta coloured walls and white ?marble...

  • 20. Praia da Conceicao

    This is a larger beach than the previously mentioned Rainha and Pescadores. As you can see from my photo, there are beach umbrellas offering shade from the...

  • 21. Nossa Senhora da Conceição' chapel

    Continuing on, I spotted this small chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.It was closed at the time of my visit. I've tried to find out a bit more about this...

  • 22. Praia da Rainha

    At the end of Rua Misericordia, I came across a small bay, with a sandy beach below, this was Praia da Rainha (or Queens beach). It is named after the last...

  • 23. Wandering the back streets

    I'm at my happiest just wandering around a new place, just going where my feet take me, without a destination in mind. Doing this alone, I often loose track of...

  • 24. The Cascais Lighthouse

    The Cascais Lighthouse, locally known as the Ponta de Santa Maria Farol was build in 1868.The focal plane is at 25 meters altitude with white or red light,...

  • 25. Casa Das Historias and PAULA REGO

    This new centre, opened on September 18th during our holiday in cascais, houses for the next 6 months an extended collection of Paula Rego's work laid out in an...

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