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Monuments in Cascais

Forte de São Teodósio / Forte da Cadaveira

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Avenida Marques Leal
2765, Estoril

Cascais

This fortress is located by the seashore road and is partially hidden by some woods. It is called "Forte Velho" (Old Fortress) due to the fact that it is the oldest in the region. It was built by Dom Filipe I and enlarged by Dom João IV in 1643.

Cortina de Atiradores em Cascais

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Rua Fernandes Tomás
2750-342, Cascais

Cascais

A defensive structure covered and protected by the rocks on thee cliff. It is visible from the land and from the sea.

Casa Roseiral

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Avenida de Nice, 106
2765-259, Estoril

Cascais

Summer house where stands out, abroad, a porch on the first floor, with monochrome panels clipped profile from the 18th century. Inside, still stands out in the foyer, the 19th century polychrome tile factory of Santana and, in the dining room, ashlars multi-colored plastic neoclassical treatment.

Grutas do Poço Velho

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Largo das Grutas
2750-367, Cascais

Cascais

Set of two natural caves, with several major galleries that communicate with each other by small halls. Were used primarily as the Final Neolithic\/Chalcolithic necropolis.

Palácio dos Condes de Castro Guimarães

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Avenida Rei Humberto II de Itália
2750-800, Cascais

Cascais

This palac was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the capitalist Jorge O'Neill according to the plan of the architect and painter Manuel Vilaça. Like a medieval castle it has several styles, namely the romantic style with gothic references, manuelin and Spanish-Arabic. In 1910 the count bought the building and made several changes to it. By testament, this building was left to the people of Cascais and a small museum and a library were introduced. It as several interesting works, many of which regarding Cascais, and some Indian-Portuguese furniture, namely counters of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Forte de São Jorge de Oitavos

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Estrada do Guincho - EN 247
2750-642, Cascais

Cascais

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 very well preserved.

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Guia / Museu Oceanográfico / Museu Bocage

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Avenida Senhora do Cabo, 939 - EN 247
2750-374, Cascais

Cascais

A fortress built during the reign of Dom João IV, although the exact date of its primitive construction is unknown. There are still several vestiges of that construction, namely a gate with an inscription and the royal arms.

Farol da Guia

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Avenida Senhora do Cabo - EN 247
2750-374, Cascais

Cascais

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 with the following inscription: "Guide of the seamen".

Farol do Cabo Raso

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Estrada do Guincho - EN 247
2750-642, Cascais

Cascais

Little lighthouse in metal, with thirteen feet tall. Features a lantern, balconied buildings annexes.

Forte da Crismina / Bateria da Crismina

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Estrada do Guincho - EN 247
2750-642, Cascais

Cascais

A fortress rebuilt btween 1642/43, currently ruined. It had a rectangular plan and there are still vestiges of the walls. Inside, one can view the paving stones.

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