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“Beautiful fisherman village”

Cascais Historic Center
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US$54.56*
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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon
Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Cascais
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Charming small town, go there before it becomes a mass tourist destination, cause it's perfect the way it is now.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Small, cobbled streets - a few good shops (for gifts and clothing - quite high prices as you might expect as its a small tourist town). Lots of restaurants covering most budgets - fish was very fresh - surprised to find a cluster of Indian restaurants !
Not massive amounts to do - good to visit after a day at the beach I'd say

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I hardly want to share this, as don't want it to become a mass tourist destination. Felt like I'd been transported back 20 years. No all inclusive hotels, topless men or drunken crowds. Just a lovely mix of nationalities, all getting along in one of the prettiest coastal resorts I've visited for a long time. Let's try & keep it that way!

Thank hilary h
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our tour stopped for the afternoon in this charmng sea-side community and resort destination. We would recommend anyone to locate the black and red restaurant of "Luzmar" for one of the best meals to be eaten in all of Portugal. Such fresh seafood! Oh, the taste... but back to the resort community.

It had a very upscale look and feeling to it: marvelous hotels (but not too big no too many, in our opinion), beautiful homes, Laguna Beach-like hills, great tourist-y beach shops and activities to keep one entertained, and, judging from the impressive vehicles on the roads, quite attractive to the well-heeled set.

Marina de Cascais has beautiful yachts moored there, as well as colorful old fishing panga-style boats pulled up on the beach. It is an active fishing area, it would seem, judging from the activity, the loads of nets, etc.

There is a 17th century huge walled stone structure that had been a defensive fortress in its earlier life. It was open and did not charge a fee. Not too very much to see inside but the walls are extensive and very, very impressive. There are little description boards here and there. The walk around the Marina recharged our travel-weary batteries and filled our lungs with a much-needed breath of fresh air.

It felt very much like places we'd been to in Greece.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

It's my second time around and I'm IN LOVE! I recommend the months of July & september, when it's not so crowded and the temperature is still great! Great food , specially fish & seafood; beautifull virgin beaches and the locals are the most hospitable people I have ever met!!!

Thank James S
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