Just 40 minutes from Lisbon and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the Portuguese capital, Cascais is renowned as much for its splendid beaches as its cultural attractions. Plenty of fun things to do both in and out of the water. If you're a seafood lover, you'll be in seventh heaven.
Da Lisbona arrivare Cascais è a un tiro di schioppo. Tanto che il turista disattento può pensare di essere in un quartiere periferico della città e non nel comune marittimo preferito dai residenti della capitale, per venire a passare una giornata in spiaggia. Il centro storico e il porto, sono entrambi tanto belli quanto generalmente affollati.
Cascais is a great day trip from Lisbon. There are trains running between the city and the small coastal town regularly. This former fishing village is now an upscale vacation destination with pretty beaches, cute cafes, and lots of shopping. Be sure to walk the coastal promenade between Cascais and the next town over, Estoril.
A short train ride along the shore from Lisbon's Cais do Sodré station leads to Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became (along with neighboring Estoril) a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century. Today it is a colorful cosmopolitan town with elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants and bars. Gayle and I actually arrived here on a bus from Sintra and took the train back. We had fun walking along the water, window shopping, and having Dinner at Restaurante B&B before we returned to Lisbon.