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Cascais is a seaside town located on the sunny Estoril Coast, about 40 minutes by train from Lisbon. Cascais is a cosmopolitan city, known for its picturesque centre, beautiful mansions and its marina, and is considered to be one of the richest areas in Portugal.

HistoryBack in the Middle Ages, Cascais was a fishing village, but in 1755, the great Lisbon earthquake destroyed most of it. Luckily the Portuguese Royal Family came to spend their summers in Cascais and so Cascais gained the resources needed to redevelop. It was the first city in the country to be installed with electricity. In the 20th Century the nearby town, Estoril, became a luxury holiday destination with a casino and opulent hotels. It also served as a high-class retreat during the Second World War. Many royal families came to live in Cascais such as those from Spain and Italy. Today, although it is a large city, it still has the feel of a small charming village.

Paula Rego MuseumPaula Rego is one of Portugal's most acclaimed artists, known internationally for her paintings based on storybooks and images of young girls with a colourful Portuguese theme. She was born in Lisbon but raised in Cascais, and at the Paula Rego Museum you can admire many of her works.

Boca do InfernoBoca do Inferno is a cave carved out of the rock by ocean waves. The name literally translates to the ‘mouth to hell’, as it produces a spectacularly hellish sound effect when the waves crash into the rocks.

Lighthouse/Museu de Santa MartaThe 19th century lighthouse that houses the Museu de Santa Marta is a classic example of a traditional Portuguese lighthouse. The history of lighthouses in maritime Portugal is conveyed through a movie shown at the museum, depicting the oversized Fresnel lenses, and the lighthouse keeper diaries against the beautiful backdrop of sweeping sea views.

Fort of Our LadyThis fort was built to protect the coast of Lisbon and is dedicated to Our Lady of Light. This fortress has a lovely patio, originally built to allow communication between the three bastions.

World Press Cartoon MuseumCascais has the most prestigious international exhibition of graphic humour, showcased in the World Press Cartoon Museum. This Museum displays an unbeatable selection of humorous sketching, caricature and cartoon themed editorials.

Parque Marechal CarmonaThe Parque Marechal Carmona is a grand park with spacious lawns lined with trees, lakes, a picnic area and a playground. It is home to the Municipal Library of Children. Every Saturday the park holds the Biological Market of Cascais, where you can find beautiful fresh organic produce. It’s also home to the Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum; built in the 20th century, the museum holds a collection of Indo-Portuguese furniture, paintings, a chapel, and a beautiful library.

Guincho BeachThis is large sandy beach, located north of Cascais, is loved by the surfers and windsurfers who come here looking for awesome waves. It’s such an impressive surf location that the World Surfing Championships were once held here.

Food and DrinkIn the Luis de Camões Square you’ll find and incredible selection of delectable dining options, ranging from seafood, traditional Portuguese and Italian cuisine, and trendy bars and pubs. Don’t forget to try the delicious butter cakes from Cascais (areias).

ShoppingCascais is also a great location for a spot of shopping. Frederico Arouca Street has a selection of quaint stalls selling accessories and souvenirs. Casa da Guia is a beautiful 18th century mansion, repurposed to house shops and cafés, surrounded by stunning sea views.

Top hotels in Cascais

The Albatroz Hotel
The Albatroz Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is SG$189 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cascais hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Rainha Beach and Cascais Beach. Boca do Inferno is ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (383 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, location and service. Food very very good."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug,2020

The Albatroz Hotel
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
5 out of 5
Rua das Palmeiras - Quinta da Marinha, Cascais
The price is SG$182 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.5 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Magnífica estancia.

"Es la segunda vez que vistamos este maravilloso hotel. Han renovado las habitaciones por completo, ahora mad acogedoras y cómodas. Excelente atención y servicio. Muy cuidado el desayuno con muy buenos productos y variedad. Muy buena ubicación para ir a Casscais, playas de alrededor, Sintra o Lisboa. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug,2020

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
3 out of 5
Avenida Fausto Figueiredo, 279, Estoril, Cascais
The price is SG$73 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Estoril Casino and Tamariz Beach. Boca do Inferno and Estoril Racetrack ...

4/5Very Good! (439 reviews)

"Great hotel, with very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug,2020

Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Cascais

Hotel Estoril Eden
Hotel Estoril Eden
4 out of 5
Av. de Saboia, 209, Monte Estoril, Cascais
The price is SG$123 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated in Cascais, this beach aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tamariz Beach and CascaisVilla Shopping Centre. Estoril Casino and Cascais Beach are ...

4/5Very Good! (780 reviews)

"Newly appointed reception is much lighter and open than before which has im my opinion significantly improved the hotel entrance. Well done to the management and staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar,2020

Hotel Estoril Eden
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Villas
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Villas
The price is SG$160 per night from 10 Nov to 11 Nov

Situated in Cascais, this golf apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Villas
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
5 out of 5
The price is SG$149 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in a regional park, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (564 reviews)
Could have been better

"I booked a junior suite. Front desk and concierge staff was fantastic. House keeping is terrible. Dirty and sticky kitchen floor, things left remained in dish washer whether washed or unwashed. Water or coffee don’t get refilled everyday. Tap water left overnight has white sediments. Squeaky air ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb,2020

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cascais

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Lovely town with plenty to do, nice selection of restaurants, great beaches and travel connections to Lisbon and Sintra. Beautiful ocean front hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

MF&TB

4 Jan 2020

I dubbed it 'Lisbon Riviera' ..... I just loved the place! And only 35 mins drive from Lisbon airport!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Dec 2019

Cascais is a lovely town and the surrounding area is beautiful. Lovely walks along the coast.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Nov 2019

A beautiful place and worth visiting. A friendly harbour, with great food and activities

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Great shops good restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Beautiful scenery, unbelievable weather for October, I fell in love with it the second i set eyes on it!

Guincho Beach which includes a sandy beach, general coastal views and tranquil scenes

Praia do Guincho

Ursa Beach which includes general coastal views, rocky coastline and a sunset

Sintra

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Photo by Roman Carax

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