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Things to do in Cascais

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“One of the finest beaches in Cascais with stunning coastal scenery and a backdrop of the Sintra mountains. Ideal for surfers with great waves. It can be quite windy after 2pm. There are many great seafood restaurants within the area with spectacular views. However the food can be quite expensive!”
  • 209 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Cascais is a coastal resort town in Portugal, just west of Lisbon. It's known for its sandy beaches and busy marina. The old town is home to the medieval Nossa Senhora da Luz Fort and the Citadel Palace, a former royal retreat. Nearby is the whitewashed Nossa Senhora da Assunção church, with glazed azulejo tiles. Paula Rego House of Stories shows the Portuguese artist's painting in a moder building.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Casino of Estoril is about 10 minutes walking from Cascais, and offers many forms of entertainment besides being a casino. Very nice restaurants (Mandarin - the best Chinese in Portugal), a lounge where many concerts take place (several of them completely free), Jezebel the nightclub (the only decent one in the area) and the gardens in front of the casino, beautiful place and where many events take place. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“The town is situated on a beautiful coastline and is perfect for a day trip. Nice beaches, interesting museums and a pretty town centre. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“CascaisShopping mall offers a large verity of shops including Fashion, Books, Electronics, Souveniers, Chinawear and Crockery, home furnishing and much more. The cinema and food court are very good. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A Pritzker-award winning Portuguese architecture! The building is unlike anything else in Cascais. Inside is a museum dedicated to one of Portugal's greater artists, Paula Rego.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy spectacular views at this famous landmark in Cascais. It is at full glory when the waves are aggressive!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Beach
“It comes as a surprise to many visitors who are new to Lisbon, that there are such beautiful beaches close to the city. The best beach, which is easily accessible from Lisbon, is the Praia de Carcavelos and it boasts golden sands, clean sea waters and excellent tourist facilities. To the west of Lisbon is the delightful resort town of Cascais, while to the south of Lisbon is the Costa da Caparica, a 15km coastline of pristine beaches and powerful surfing waves.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Park
“This beautiful park is located in between the Historical Centre and the outskirts of the Marina in Cascais. Extremely peaceful, with Roosters, Peacocks and other animals inhabit this park. Events such as the EDP Jazz Festival in the Summer and the Christmas Fair in the Winter take place at this stunning park.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“You must see the Cascais waterfront from our boat, Swift. We have Swift available for tours. From the 2 hours tours to the 8 hours where you can visit Lisbon downtown. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Michelin star restaurant with incredible Italian food overlooking Boca do Inferno sea caves and cliffs.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This icecream shop is one of Cascais staples and it’s part of Cascais heritage . Try the fruit flavours. You can’t miss a visit to this shop.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great location to have breakfast ior even have lunch. Visit their plant market... just superb! Oh, and the view over the ocean... amazing!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Soccer Field
“Wonderful market with fresh produce, meat and fish on Wednesdays and most Fridays. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the best bakeries in Estoril, excellent spot to start the day or to stop for lunch. It also serves meals for lunchtime. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Museum
“The oldest museum in Cascais, operating in the former São Sebastião Tower, a stylistic wish-mash built by aristocrat Jorge O ́Neill. Is located inside the Marechal Carmona Park, so you can see both in just one trip.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Michelin star restaurant with incredible Italian food overlooking Boca do Inferno sea caves and cliffs.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
“One of the best bakeries in Estoril, excellent spot to start the day or to stop for lunch. It also serves meals for lunchtime. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Lounge
“A well-known club right on top of the Estoril beach. You will have various bars and that is where locals go from June onwards when Jezebel closes for summer and Tamariz opens up. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Plaza
“Restaurants, Cafes, and Boutiques overlooking the finest coastal scenery in Cascais. Go in the day time and enjoy the spectacular views!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Overlooking the beach (Praia do Guincho) Great for a drink or lunch. Delicious salads, hamburgers. Try the “Guincho Burguer” or the Octopus “à Lagareiro”.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It is said to be the best place to have sea food in the region. It is very casual and sometimes crowded. The restaurant has a long 50-years-tradition and is still run by its founder. It is opened from 12:00-01:00 a.m. everyday except Mondays. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Breath taking views, ample parking. Great sea front dining and SEAFOOD of course. They do have steak and chicken too but you would come here for seafood. It is around 30+ euro per head”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing views and delectable Portuguese cuisine. As the name suggests they prepare fantastic sea food. Be sure to make a booking as this restaurant is almost always full.”
  • 20 locals recommend

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