Cascais is located between the serra de Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean, on the famous Estoril Coast. It is a popular tourist destination since the late nineteenth century, especially after its access points being modernized. There are many reasons for choosing Cascais as destination, for instance for its mild climate, beautiful beaches and landscapes, gastronomy, hospitality and diverse livelihood. On an architectural level the defense- and navigation-related monuments, just as in other coastal towns, stand out: the fortress of Nossa Senhora da Luz, the fort of Guincho, the Guia Lighthouse, the Lighthouse of Santa Marta, among others. Emphasis also to the Conde de Castro Guimarães Palace, where a museum has been installed. Here you can still see some traces of Palaeolithic occupation: Alto do Cabecinho and windmills of Cabreiro; and traces of the Roman period: the villa of Freiria, the villa of Casais Velhos and ten tanks have been discovered. Another great attraction of Cascais is its coastline, with highlight to the beautiful Guincho beach, located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, and the famous "Boca do Inferno", a cave excavated in the rock, which name derives from the frightening impact of the waves in the rocks. Cascais offers dozens of exquisit restaurants, where the dishes of fresh fish and seafood are predominant. Be sure to try the famous Cascais sole, sea bass and sea bream. Many other points of interest could be highlighted, but we cannot, however, fail to mention the Casino Estoril, the biggest casino in Europe in terms of gaming machines, and the famous Feira de Carcavelos, held every Thursday in front of the train station.
What to do in Cascais
Casino do Estoril
Casino located in the Estoril Coast, one of the biggest in Europe. This space has seen performances by several Portuguese and international celebrities. Among the games available there are the French bank, the baccarat, the slot machines and 12 roulettes.
É um hotel incontornável em Cascais. Pela magnífica localização, literalmente em cima do mar, pelo design, que se conjuga com a arquitetura original do edifício, pela dinâmica e pelo glamour que sempre fez parte desta unidade. As exposições de arte são uma constante, mas existem outras atividades ao longo do ano, que desembocam, no verão, na fantástica piscina e na …
Fortaleza do Guincho
17TH century fortress with 24 rooms and three junior suites, comfortable and very elegant with a charming view of the sea. It is located between two rocky ends in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, surrounded by dunes and vegetation. It features a refined restaurant, awarded a star in the famous Michelin Guide, where French dishes are proposed with a Portuguese touch.
Boca do Inferno
It is the most spectacular natural accident of the geological formation of coasting calcareous stone showing erosion from rain water. It once might have been a cave sculpted on the rock by rain water and the strength of the waves, which cealing ended up collapsing.
Museu-Biblioteca Condes de Castro de Guimarães
The Museum-Library that got its donor's name opened in 1930. During the adaptation to museum works they have been careful to keep the atmosphere of a house with its inhabitants and the interior architecture and decor motives have been stressed. Here, you will appreciate works of great artistic and documental value, including art works that picture Cascais, by Portuguese and …
Praia Grande do Guincho
A very beautiful beach, surrounded by trees and bushes.One of the biggest and most attended beaches in the country, it has large waves and strong winds and is often used for international surf, bodyboard and windsurf competitions.There are bars with excellent terraces and excellent restaurants specialized in fish and shellfish.
Fortaleza do Guincho
Desde sempre um restaurante de fortes influências francesas, a Fortaleza do Guincho procura novos horizontes dentro daquilo a que chamam “Portugalidade”. O responsável é o chef português Miguel Rocha Vieira, que assumiu as rédeas em 2015. Com uma filosofia assente …
Ipsylon Restaurante e Bar
Installed in the magnificent hotel The Oitavos, this modern and refined restaurant features, like the hotel, glass walls that offer magnificent views of the sea and the dunes. The kitchen, the Chef Cyril de Villiers, presents a very particular combination …
Mar do Inferno
Restaurant located near the mouth of hell, giving emphasis to fish dishes and fresh seafood. You can taste these snacks in one of the two interior rooms or on the terrace with panoramic views.
Não fugindo ao que é esperado num restaurante da Estrada do Guincho, o Monte Mar combina a sua localização privilegiada, sobre as rochas e sobre o mar, com o peixe e marisco sempre frescos e um serviço impecável e irrepreensível. …
The Panorama Restaurant represents the new generation of the winch. Deeply renovated, it is a very elegant and space with a contemporary letter, anyway, don't forget the fresh fish and seafood, but also in more dishes worked in style and …
Taberna da Praça
The beautiful and stylish Cascais hostel deserved a space that gives continuity and an extension, albeit outside of the main building. Well decorated and intimate inside, has a letter that invites discovery and sharing. Abroad, the terrace is an excellent …
Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa
High quality Hotel located near the mouth of hell, in Cascais. The complex arose from the conversion of the old residences of King Humberto II of Italy and of the family Pinto Basto. The decor was thought to detail, with …
Hotel Cascais Miragem
Hotel of great refinement, with magnificent views over the Bay of Cascais, constructed almost entirely in glass. Also the rooms are designed for luxury and bold design, being almost all of them facing the sea, with private terraces, and in …
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa
Located facing the Tamariz beach and the Casino gardens, the Hotel Palácio do Estoril is one of the most emblematic spaces in the Coast of Estoril. It has 131 rooms and 31 suites, all modernly equipped and some with a …
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Located in the old fortress of Nossa Senhora da Luz, national heritage today, Pousada de Cascais, Historic Citadel Hotel constitutes a singular space characterized by the variety of locations and flexibility, both indoors as outdoors. Around your two interior squares …
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
Located 30 minutes away from Lisbon, this luxury hotel located between the sea and the Sintra mountain, offers its guests a stay in a luxury, tranquil and sophisticated atmosphere. It offers the possibility of choosing between golf training and enjoying …
Senhora da Guia
Refined and elegant space working since 1983 with quality service and various available infrastructures. Has 41 spacious and modern rooms, beautifully decorated, divided among three buildings connected by gardens and pine forests. From the restaurant you get a magnificent view …
The Albatroz Hotel
O Hotel Albatroz, atualmente com 45 quartos e 6 suites, é composto por vários edifícios históricos como é o caso do Palacete dos Duques de Loulé ou do Palácio Albatroz. Soube preservar as características arquitetónicas e a beleza original dos …
Here you can see the Sintra hills and Cabo da Roca, in addition to the views of the sea and the golf course, the first in Europe and second in the world to obtain the status of Gold Signature Sanctuary. …
Marina de Cascais
A very pleasant space, ideal for leisure and walk activities. It has several services, namely bars and restaurants, banks, shops, parking lots, among others. It is also a very much attended place in the evening.
Jardim Marechal Carmona
A pleasant green space, with large lawns and several reasons of interest, namely a juvenile library, a mini-zoo, a children's playground and a picnic area. In the garden one can visit the museum of the counts of Castro Guimarães and …
Parque de Palmela
This park was built by the Duques of Palmela around the year of 1870. It welcomed parties and bazaars and it is still the place of several cultural activities. It has an open air amphitheatre where symphonic orchestras, jazz bands, …
Pinhal do Junqueiro
The Pinhal do Junqueiro is a large green space with a wide populated area of pine trees. Has several suitable trails to sports, particularly cycling and jogging.
Praia do Tamariz
An urban beach with a maritime swimming pool and a 19th century house. First rate restaurants with very varied menus.There is a lot of night animation in the area, namely the casino.
Praia Pequena do Guincho
A beach surrounded by rocks of rare beauty, located by the Ponta Alta fortress and the Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho.Attended by those who enjoy radical sports.There are several luxury restaurants and shellfish houses.
Marina de Cascais
A very famous and much attended marina, located by the castle in the citadel. It has a small mall and night animation.
Praia de Avencas
A beach surrounded by a wall, located in a noble area.There is a good quality restaurant/bar with high prices.
Praia de Parede
A little rocky beach frequented mainly by young people. Wide range of restaurants, bars and terraces with a lot of excitement at night. Is known for its water with iodine and clay rocks, being sought for treatment of bone diseases …
Praia de São Pedro do Estoril
Urban beach which forms a small Cove, having a young frequency. Is protected by a cliff, being a privileged area for fishing enthusiasts. There are several bars and quality restaurants, with high prices.
Praia do Abano
A beach located by the old Guncho fortress, surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Sintra mountain.A space that pleases the youngest with good quality restaurants that have high prices.
Farol da Guia
When the Portuguese maritime expansion had its peak, in the 16th century, Cascais was one of the first places to have a lighthouse. The Guia lighthouse was built in 1610 and a small hermitage was built in the surrounding area …
Farol de Santa Marta
The farol de Santa Marta is one of the oldest in the municipality and played an important role in the safety of Cascais and the guidance of boats to dry land. Despite maintaining its functions, currently houses a museum space …
Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz
The fortress of Nossa Senhora da Luz has a portal with pilasters and a pediment heavy denticuladas. The coat of arms of Portuguese Crown evokes the overlapping of past wars.
Forte de São Jorge de Oitavos
Built during the reign of Dom João IV, this fortress still maintains its primitive structure with its scuttles, its patrol walk and its stairways. The barrack, located in the middle of the stronghold and of the two waters rooftop, is …
Forte do Guincho / Forte das Velas
The Strong winch primitive only the outer walls and a stone plaque over the door. This Fort was the defense line of the Atlantic coast. Currently, works here a hotel and a restaurant.
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / Casa Museu Paula Rego
The project Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, designed by the architect Eduardo Souto Moura, consists of 750 m2 of permanent and temporary exhibition area, coffee shop, bookstore and an auditorium with seating for 195 seats. The Museum brings together 121 …
Palácio do Duque de Palmela
A palace built on the site of the demolished Fortress of Our Lady of Conceição, it was acquired in 1868 by the Duques of Palmela in order to build a summer residence there. The project belongs to the English architect …
Panoramic restaurant open since 1976 and completely renovated in 2006, located on the sea. Is renowned for its location and for the personal service. Its menu is based on fish and seafood, highlighting also the excellent wine list.
Bérrio Restaurante & Terrace
Restaurant opened in 2011, situated right on the seafront, serving Portuguese specialties. Berrio's name comes from one of the caravels of Vasco da Gama's expedition who discovered the sea route to India, being the theme of the restaurant the Portuguese …
Installed in a former early 20th-century chalet, offers matching decor and scenic room overlooking the Bay of Cascais and Estoril. This space press by refinement and excellent cuisine, offering an extensive wine list.
Restaurant located near the Marina of Cascais, a nice terrace and an interior room where you can view the sushi and sashimi to be prepared.
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Pedagogical Farms to Liven up the Children's Holidays
With a quack quack here, an oink oink there, here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a cluck cluck, pedagogical farms will …
Where to eat in Cascais
Desde sempre um restaurante de fortes influências francesas, a Fortaleza do Guincho procura novos h…
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
Restaurant located near the mouth of hell, giving emphasis to fish dishes and fresh seafood. You ca…
Installed in a former early 20th-century chalet, offers matching decor and scenic room overlooking …
Chinese, Vegetarian, World Food
The Mandarin is probably the most genuine of a Chinese restaurant in Portugal, confecionando the tr…
The beautiful and stylish Cascais hostel deserved a space that gives continuity and an extension, a…
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
Não fugindo ao que é esperado num restaurante da Estrada do Guincho, o Monte Mar combina a sua loca…
Panoramic restaurant open since 1976 and completely renovated in 2006, located on the sea. Is renow…
Installed in the magnificent hotel The Oitavos, this modern and refined restaurant features, like t…
Restaurant opened in 2011, situated right on the seafront, serving Portuguese specialties. Berrio's…
Where to sleep in Cascais
É um hotel incontornável em Cascais. Pela magnífica localização, literalmente em cima do mar, pelo design, que se conjuga com a arquitetura original do edifíci…
Hotel of great refinement, with magnificent views over the Bay of Cascais, constructed almost entirely in glass. Also the rooms are designed for luxury and bol…
17TH century fortress with 24 rooms and three junior suites, comfortable and very elegant with a charming view of the sea. It is located between two rocky ends…
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