Top attractions in Cascais
Lush natural greenery and sandy beaches await you in Cascais. A seaside town, Cascais has a whole host of fun waiting for you. Make sure you visit the best it has to offer!
Hike to the Boca do Inferno from the city, it's a scenic 1-mile trek. Once you're at the cliff's edges take in the salty spray of the ocean, and the spectacular views.
Not too far from the city center, the Ribeira Beach is great for families. You'll find lots of shops and restaurants nearby and fine, golden sand under your toes. Enjoy the cool water after you sun yourself!
Learn more about lighthouses and the history of the Santa Marta Lighthouse when you visit the 25 meter structure. You'll find a museum inside that explores technical aspects of the optics involved in lighthouses.
Enjoy the private art collection of Jorge O'Neil presented in the Castro Guimaraes Museum. The building's architecture features a mixture of stylistic elements that embrace aspects of Portuguese and Arabic cultures.
Go on a Monumental de Cascais--also known as a tour of the city. Book yourself a tour guide and get lost on a green hike through town as you learn all about the history of Cascais.
Protected since the early 1980s, the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a stunning landscape to behold. While you explore, stop by the Pena Palace for panoramic views, and then afterwards head to Guincho beach to surround yourself with ocean.
Nature aficionados will appreciate the day trip to Sintra. Wander through leafy trails and explore nooks and crannies of the local caves. When you're done hiking around, grab a relaxing drink as you watch the sunset over the beach.
With so much natural beauty around, one of the best ways to get around Cascais is certainly on foot. Plus the town is small enough to be traversed on foot and by bike. There is a public transportation system that is roomy and even air-conditioned, should you want to take a train or a bus.
While you're sightseeing in Cascais you must sample the best of the local cuisine--fresh seafood. The coastal town is known for having some of the best shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, and even barnacle. Delight your taste buds!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+351
- Best time to visitThe best time to visit Cascais is from spring to fall. The weather warms up and the charming small coastal town is the perfect spot for a beach vacation away from the stresses of routine.
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What people are saying about Cascais
Really enjoyed the day. Our guide Andre was amazing, he explained the cultural history in such great detail it was very interesting to learn about Portugal's history and understand its' influence still prevalent in some of the old parts. The views from the palace was absolutely phenomenal, and so were the other small cities. I can't say enough about how great Andre was at explaining the relevance of each city and interesting information about each point which made the trip more enjoyable. He even gave us some very handy tips and recommendations about Lisbon which was very helpful. It was a fantastic day, booked this for my mum and myself and we enjoyed it thoroughly and tipped Andre at the end, as did most of the others in our group. Absolutely recommend and lucky if you get him! :)
Perfectly organised tour to places everybody must visite. Pena palace is very impressive situated at the top of a hill with a wonderful view. Cavo di Roca is unforgetable.
We really enjoyed our trip. Cabo da Roca and it’s stunning view. Pittoresque and romantic Sintra and wonderful Pena Palace! Our guide was really friendly and helpful with some tips for great Fado experience!
Paulo was a very goog guide who showed us Sintra and Cascais while explaining all history about the region. So many thanks from Catalonia!
Much enjoyed this tour. Started a bit late around 9.20 hr in the morning but finished on time. The guide Juan was very good and knowledgeable and jovial which made this trip very special. The tickets to Pena Palace were prebooked and he brought us to the Palace at the correct time to escape the crowds. We were unlucky to get a lot of fog to get good pictures of the Palace. Enough time was given to roam about the Sintra town and later we were taken to a typical Portuguese restaurant for lunch where I got a good vegetarian meal. The 'end of the world' was much enjoyable and we could get lovely photos. The last place Cascais was super and Juan's correct guidance for gelato and shopping wS invaluable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Lisbon. Thank you Juan.