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- Picturesque coastal town on the Costa do Estoril
- Sintra-Cascais National Park
- Dreamlike beaches
- 20 meter high lighthouse Santa Marta
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Romantic parks, the impressive marina and excellent beaches surround the historic centre of Cascais and offer a splendid setting for your relaxing holiday, combining culture and nature in a wonderful way. In the immediate vicinity of the Parque Marechal Carmona you will find an apartment or a apartment, which is in the direct vicinity of the museums and magnificent fortifications. Close to the coast you will find extensive green areas surrounding the residences, with breathtaking views of the Marina de Cascais and the glittering blue sea.Dreamlike domiciles in picturesque scenery
Throughout the city you will encounter artfully designed streets. You can rent a historic vacation rental decorated with traditional tiles. Alternatively, you can stay in a modern holiday apartment that offers a unique panoramic view of the city, not far from shopping facilities or in vibrant regions such as Largo Luís de Camõe.
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Location and orientation
About 25 kilometers west of the capital Lisbon Cascais stretches at the bay Costa do Estoril at the Atlantic Ocean. About 35,000 inhabitants live in the former fishing village.community organization
The district town extends over 97.4 square kilometres and borders on the Sinta-Cascais National Park to the west and north. To the east of the city Cascais merges into the holiday resort Estoril.
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In 650 years of history, Cascais has evolved from a fishing village to one of the most popular family retreats. Early on, the inhabitants used the strategic location to Lisbon and the Tejo to defend themselves against hostile attacks. Even today, mighty fortresses and castles remind us of the military power of the coastal town. Cascais was also an important port and trading centre. From here, seafarers departed for Brazil, Africa or India. Already in 1870 Cascais took a pioneering position in Portuguese tourism and attracted families to the idyllic bay. Today the tranquil holiday resort impresses with its water quality of the sea, the mild climate and architectural highlights.Excellent bathing areas
Endlessly appearing sandy beaches on the turquoise Atlantic attract thousands of sun-hungry holidaymakers every year. Cascais has several prime beach areas that have been awarded the Blue Flag. This stands for outstanding water quality, safety and environmental arrangement. Sheltered coves, sun loungers, umbrellas and gastronomic establishments provide at Praia das Moitas, Praia Grande do Guincho and Praia da Cresmina pleasant beach days full of relaxation and bathing fun. At Praia de São Pedro do Estoril beach, surfers and kiters will find beautiful steep slopes and perfect wave and wind conditions.
At the end of September the Lumina Light Festival takes place in Cascais. During the festival, the port city is given a unique atmosphere by colourful light presentations and multimedia installations.
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Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, the Citadel of Cascais was part of the fortifications to defend attacks on Lisbon. The area also includes the Santo António de Cascais Tower, the former Royal Palace and the Nossa Senhora da Luz de Cascais Chapel.Museum at dizzying heights
The 20 metre high lighthouse Santa Marta has been enthroned at the port of the city since 1868 and offers visitors an observation platform and an interesting exhibition on seafaring, informs about the history of the tower and presents impressive experiences of the lighthouse keepers.History and nature united
The Sintra-Cascais National Park covers an area of 145 square kilometres and offers rare landscapes, plants and animals as well as a variety of sights. These include the Moorish Castle, the Pena Palace and the Capuchin Monastery.