Cascais is one of the most interesting Portuguese villages, situated just 30 minutes from Lisbon, that captures the attention of visitors year-round with its delightful maritime feel and contemporary charm.
If your travelling from Lisbon, train will be a great choice to get into Cascais. This train journey by the Tagus River and by the ocean is a very beautiful trip with a nice view.
Snuggled between the sun-dappled shores of the Cascais bay and Sintra’s dramatic mountain range, historically, Cascais is best remembered as an elegant summer retreat for 19th Century Portuguese kings and a haven for European royalty who sought refuge in the country’s neutral territory during World War II. However, while time has shaped this scenic resort into a glamorous centre of culture, nightlife and top-quality living, Cascais has managed to retain the splendour of its seafaring age through its elegant fortresses, lighthouses and 17th Century citadel.