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The small town of Cascais: points of interest to visit

Better known as the Portuguese Riviera, this small Portuguese town called “Caixcaiiiixxx”… Ops! I mean Cascais, is a great destination to spend the day.

It is located just over 30 minutes from Lisbon. So if you are in Lisbon it is worth going there. You will be enchanted by its beauty!

Boca do Inferno

First of all, I would like to tell everyone to go to hell! No just kidding. You might be mad at me at first, but you'll understand. This is an excursion for those who love natural landscapes and appreciate a good view. So, welcome to the famous Boca do Inferno!

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View of Boca do Inferno in Cascais

An incredibly beautiful walk, and with an interesting legend surrounding this place. You will lose yourself in time watching the waves crash against the rocks.

View of Boca do Inferno in Cascais
View of Boca do Inferno in Cascais

Near the place, there is a craft market where you can find souvenirs, such as the famous lace napkins, and all this at a good price!

Craft shop
Craft shop

The beaches of the region

This former village of fishermen and kings, has for main attraction its beaches. There you will find several more reserved beaches and small beaches such as: Praia do Guincho, Praia do Abano, Praia das Avencas, Praia da Rainha, among others.

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Praia da Rainha in Cascais

The city center

As the town is small, you can even choose to take some of the bike rides, taking in the breathtaking views. And finally, back in town, you can wait for the sunset over Cascais on an Estoril esplanade.

If you want to explore more of the surroundings of this region, also stroll along Avenida Valbom, Alameda dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra and Rua Frederico Arouca (formerly Rua Direita).

They are great places to walk, take pictures and buy souvenirs.

When to visit?

Summer is certainly the best time to enjoy Cascais. However, the good cuisine, the charming palaces and the narrow streets of the historic center also invite travelers to make a nice visit in other seasons.

 

By Mayara Rods

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