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Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

October 27, 2013 by David Herd

West coast of Portugal.

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village is a coastal town in Cascais Municipality in Portugal, 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Lisbon, with about 35,000 residents. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal’s royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists.

Hotel at Cascais.

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

 

The town is small enough to explore entirely by foot, up the hill beyond the town centre there are numerous narrow cobbled streets to explore with interesting architecture, plants and animals to see.

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

 Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

I am really not sure what this building is, if I find out I’ll let you know. 😳

The  Citadel

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

 

The Citadel is actually a prolongation of the Nossa Senhora da Luz Fortress and is the only part that can actually be visited today. It housed the Soldiers’ Hospital, considered the most well equipped and competent infirmary in the whole Portuguese military history.

Cascais waterfront.

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village 

Kate afternoon walk along the seaside.

Guincho Beach

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

 

Praia do Guincho is a popular Atlantic beach located on Portugal’s Estoril coast, 5 km from the town of Cascais, and  in the District of Lisbon. Wikipedia

Boca do Inferno

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

 

Boca do Inferno (Portuguese for Hell’s Mouth) is a chasm located in the seaside cliffs close to Cascais Portuguese fishing village, in the District of Lisbon. The seawater has access to the deep bottom of the chasm and vigorously strikes its rocky walls, making it a popular tourist attraction.

Have camera will travel

Cascais Portuguese Atlantic fishing village

The one day trip was a great experience, if you find yourself in Lisbon make sure you take this tour.

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Lisbon is not too far away from Cascais.

 

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