Central Cascais is a relaxing neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and gardens, attract many visitors. Central Cascais's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Cascais area.
Sightseeing around Central Cascais
The museums and historic landmarks are some of the area's top attractions. Browse the collections at Museum of the Sea, Paula Rego Historical House, or Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum. For cultural attractions, head to Cascais Cultural Center, Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, and Pedra do Sal Environmental Interpretation Center. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Church of the Assumption, Cascais Fortress, and Cascais Citadel. Vasco da Gama Aquarium, Calouste Gulbekian Planetarium, and Praca do Imperio Garden are family favorites.
Shopping and swimming are a couple of popular activities in the area. Rainha Beach, Cascais Beach, and Tamariz Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Gandarinha Municipal Park, Pena Park, or Cape Roca. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Manuel Possolo Hippodrome, Cascais Marina, and CascaisVilla Shopping Centre.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Castle of Sao Jorge, Estoril Casino, and Guincho Beach. You can also check out Cascais Municipal Market, Boca do Inferno, and Estoril Golf Club.
Getting around Central Cascais
Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.
The closest major airport is Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), located 16.5 miles (26.6 km) from Central Cascais.