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    take the train to Cascais....

    by snmred Written Sep 12, 2002

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    take the train to Cascais. It's a beach town about a twenty minute train ride just outside of Lisbon. It's beautiful, warm and very wealthy. My friend and I were craving a good margarita when we were there and found a little beach shack restaurant that served margaritas and nachos which we in turn ordered about three rounds of both. Run by a British man. Cascais has a quite large British population.

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    Take the ferry to Cacilhas.

    by worldkiwi Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    If you take the ferry to Cacilhas on the south side of the Tejo, you can then get a bus to Costa da Caparica - a long, white, sandy beach. The day I went it seemed the whole of Lisbon was there. The beach is a beauty, but the water is pretty chilly. It's a great place to experience a bit of the local scene - i.e. to see where and how the locals of Lisbon hang out in their spare time.

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    At the south of Lisbon there...

    by J_Antunes Written Aug 26, 2002

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    At the south of Lisbon there are many beautiful beaches. Tourist generally forget them... There are nice lagguns like Albufeira one, and an extroardinary coast full of sandy beach. If you explore well the region you might get a candy finding a beach all for yourself. At Meco there is the most known nudism portuguese beach. Avoid take this trip on weekends when all the habitants of Lisbon decide to do the same, have pacience with the access and with some awful houses you may seen around cause you'll be rewarded... Some of this areas are integrated in a natural park

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    Setúbal.Opposite to the...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Setúbal.

    Opposite to the Tróia peninsula (18 km of beaches and golf courses) lies the city of the Sado river (an important natural reserve). Places of interest: museum, churches of Jesus and São João (Manueline), São Domingos, Boa Hora, Santa Maria da Graça and São Julião. The castle includes a pousada, overlooking Setúbal.

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    If you have some time left,...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you have some time left, you have to visit Cascais and Estoril, two small towns between Lisbon and the westcoast of Portugal. Those places at the coastline are also known as the Portuguese Riviera. In the citycentre, there are a lot of casinos, playgrounds and sport facilities.

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    Take the train to another nice...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Take the train to another nice place called Sintra. It will cost you about 1 hour by train, and the fares are low. Around Sintra you can find a lot of beautiful sceneries, forests and wildlife. You will find some ancient buildings as well, like the Palacio Nacional and the Pena Castle.

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    This isn't entirely off the...

    by gnowk Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This isn't entirely off the beaten path, but I would strongly suggest visiting Sintra, an hour's train ride outside of Lisbon.

    It is tiny and far more charming, IMHO.

    Tourists know about it, but not that many and it's definately kept its charm.

    Very romantic spot too.

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    Exploring Sintra

    by mvtouring Written Aug 5, 2004

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    Exploring the small streets of Sintra was part of the fun visiting this lovely town. Around every corner you find something new

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    Moorish Castle

    by Cool-123 Written Apr 2, 2003

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    Sintra in Portugal

    Winding over two ridges of the Serra de Sintra, the Moorish Castle dates back to the early days of the Moorish occupation of the Peninsula - the 8th century.

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    Mafra is a small village 30...

    by J_Antunes Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Mafra is a small village 30 kms North of Lisbon. It has a big palace and a huge park. More information: www.ippar.pt (in english version too),www.mafranet.com/convento.htm,

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    Pleasant circuit by ferries...

    by davidcross Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Pleasant circuit by ferries and buses.
    1 Ferry to Montijo
    2 Bus to Setubal
    3 Bus to Sesimbra
    4 Local bus to fishing port (return)
    5 Bus to Cacilhas
    6 Ferry to Lisbon
    Photo of Sesimbra.

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