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Marechal Carmona Park

After enjoying the seaside attractions of Cascais, visit its lush park in the center of town to meet the locals and surround yourself with greenery and artworks.

See the flower gardens, walk around the ponds, sit on the artistic azulejo benches, admire the sculptures and have a drink at the small “pasteleria” in Marechal Carmona Park, also known as Gandarinha Park.

The compact park comprises the gardens of the Palácio Condes de Castro Guimarães, a striking 19th-century mansion that is now a museum and the property of the Viscount of Gandarinha. The viscount created lush gardens and treelined paths to turn the space into a romantic escape. The Marechal Carmona Garden opened to the public in 1944 and was renamed Parque do Gandarinha (Gandarinha Park) after the 1974 revolution. However, most locals still refer to it as Marechal Carmona Park.

This municipal park is where the people of Cascais come to walk, play and relax, especially when tourists take over their beaches on sunny days in the high season. The park’s playground, green lawns and meandering streams are inviting places to spend a few hours with the whole family.

Admire the many sculptures, which are very diverse and randomly placed throughout the park. To see more art, visit the Condes de Castro Guimarães museum in the park, which stands out because of its Arabian-style touches and its valuable art collection. The park is also home to the Municipal Children's and Youth Library.

Spot the peacocks, hens, roosters and ducks that wander around freely in the park. Cross the streams over narrow bridges and keep watch for small turtles sunning on the boulders below.

On a hot summer’s day, follow the winding paths through the shadier areas or rest on one of the free foldable beach chairs on the lawn. Enjoy the blooms in the park’s rose garden and cool off by the Moroccan-style fountain in a sunken courtyard.

Marechal Carmona Park also includes part of the Ribeira dos Mochos, which has lakes, a sandy field for traditional games and a picnic area. Each Saturday, the park is home to an organic produce market. Come early to shop for the best certified organic fruit, vegetables, home-made jams and sauces.

To get to Marechal Carmona Park, walk around the old Cascais Fort and pass through the artists’ village in the Museum Quarter. Entry is free.


Guide to Exploring Marechal Carmona Park


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The Albatroz Hotel £116
The Albatroz Hotel

The Albatroz Hotel

Rua Frederico Arouca, 100, Cascais
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Cascais Station is only a 2-minute walk and Monte Estoril Station is 14 minutes.

    Grande Real Villa Italia £156
    Grande Real Villa Italia

    Grande Real Villa Italia

    Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100, Cascais
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Boca do Inferno and Cascais Beach. Tamariz Beach and Guincho Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km). Cascais Station is 18 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Baia £81
      Hotel Baia

      Hotel Baia

      Passeio D. Luís I, Cascais
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Cascais, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Church of the Assumption (Igreja da Assuncao), Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Rainha Beach and Cascais Fortress (Cidadela) are also within 10 minutes. Cascais Station is 6 minutes by foot and Monte Estoril Station is 20 minutes.

        Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais £47
        Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais

        Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais

        Avenida Fausto Figueiredo, 279, Estoril, Cascais
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Estoril Casino and Estoril Conference Centre. Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno are also within 3 miles (5 km). Monte Estoril Station is 8 minutes by foot and Estoril Station is 8 minutes.

          Vila Gale Cascais £88
          Vila Gale Cascais

          Vila Gale Cascais

          Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 80, Parque da Gandarinha, Cascais
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Cascais aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Marechal Carmona Park, Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum and Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum are also within 10 minutes. Cascais Station is 18 minutes by foot.

            Farol Hotel £118
            Farol Hotel

            Farol Hotel

            Av. Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, Cascais
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Cascais, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum and Boca do Inferno. Cascais Beach is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Cascais Station is 16 minutes by foot and Monte Estoril Station is 30 minutes.

              Magnificent House, by the Sea,
              Magnificent House, by the Sea,

              Magnificent House, by the Sea,

              Rua Frei Nicolau Oliveira 209, Cascais, Lisboa
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Marechal Carmona Park, Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum and Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum are also within 5 minutes. Cascais Station is 17 minutes by foot.

                Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District
                Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District

                Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District

                Fortaleza Da Cidadela, Av. D. Carlos I, Cascais
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Cascais pousada is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Marechal Carmona Park and Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum are also within 10 minutes. Cascais Station is 16 minutes by foot and Monte Estoril Station is 30 minutes.