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Cascais

Find cheap holiday to Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

Once just a small picturesque fishing village, Cascais (pronounced 'Kesh-kaysh'), 19 miles (30km) west of Lisbon, has exploded into one of the most bustling, sophisticated holiday resorts on the Portuguese Riviera. It retains its laid-back atmosphere, however, and the local fishermen still ply their trade and auction their catch on the main square.

Cascais town now hosts a plethora of elegant shops, bars and eateries set around colourful cobblestone walkways, to cater for the holidaymakers, and besides the lovely local beaches there are some sightseeing opportunities. Cascais' 16th century church has carved and gilded woodwork and some famous paintings, while the Cascais Amunicipal Museum is housed in a palace and has some interesting exhibits and illuminated manuscripts.

The Sea Museum contains everything maritime from model boats to fishermen's boots, and the 16th century Fort of Cascais offers a beautiful view and an open-air artillery museum. About two miles (3km) out of Cascais is a strange rock formation known as the Mouth of Hell, which is worth a look en route to the lovely beach of Guincho, which is a holiday favourite for surfers.

Shopping in Cascais town centre is an enjoyable pastime, exploring the Rua da Raita pedestrianised street which offers numerous small shops selling local wares, including hand-embroidered linen and hand-painted tiles and other ceramics. Along the beachfront are the ubiquitous open-fronted stores and kiosks selling holiday requisites like buckets and spades, sunglasses and sunscreen. For local colour the place to be is on the Rua Mercado on Wednesdays or Saturday mornings when the farmer's market is held, selling fresh produce and plenty of other goods. Glitzy shopping is at the huge Shopping Cascais Centre, out of town on the highway to Sintra, where there are two floors with hundreds of stores dealing mainly in clothing, accessories, furniture and household goods.

Cascais is renowned for its quality dining, drawing gourmets from Lisbon and nearby Estoril. The main restaurant strip of Cascais is the walk-through Rua Frederico Arouca, and the lively Largo Luis de Camoes. Here you will find a wide choice of eateries, most with outside areas, from cafes to traditional taverns, serving both local fare and international cuisine. Fish restaurants abound; be warned it is said that one should not eat fish in Portugal on Mondays, because fishermen do not go to sea on Sundays! Specialities of the Estoril coast are fish stew, sole, dried codfish, lobster and crab. Spicy chicken dishes are also popular. Enjoy the reasonably priced good local wines. Popular restaurants in Cascais include the Michelin-starred Fortaleza do Guincho, and the local seafood at Restaurante B and B.

The Cascais resort has a vibrant nightlife, offering everything from traditional Fado to wild dance clubs. Largo Luiz de Camoes Square is the hub of the hotspots, with a collection of bars and clubs. Most popular and lively of the clubs, Coconuts, is however to the west of the town on the seafront, with a bar and dance floor. Other favourites include Baluarte, Ferdi's, O' Neills Irish Pub and Bally Bally Pub.

The focus of daytime activity while on holiday in Cascais are the local beaches, but those who want a break from sand and sun can tour some worthy local sights, like the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, which features paintings by 17th-century female artist Josefa de Obidos. There are a couple of museums, displaying maritime relics and items depicting the history of Cascais. The Parque do Marechal Carmona is also worth a visit, offering shady picnic spots and a small zoo. Most visitors take an excursion to the Boca do Inferno, a scenic spot where waves tumble into a hole in the cliff.

A most spectacular setting, this modern hotel is situated within the historic walls of an emblematic 16th century fortress overlooking the sea and the Tagus entrance - the famous Citadel of Cascais. The city centre, beaches, shops, parks and museums are..
Centrally located, this hotel is just a few minutes walk from public transport links, shopping facilities, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. The nearest beach is 100 m from the hotel.--Renovated in 2004, this hotel comprises 43 rooms spread over..
Hotel AS Lisboa is a 3 star hotel, with 75 rooms, in a renovation process. It's a modern hotel in good location. Amenities: Laundry Service, Currency Exchange, Elevator / Lift, Internet Access, Banquet, Bar
Opened in 1991, the 13-story Alif Campo Pequeno has several services to offer, such as a reception open all day long, two fully equipped meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 50 people, an Internet Point, a TV lounge and a bar.Eight centuries of history,..
This hotel enjoys a privilege location in the centre of the city, close to the main restaurants, shopping areas and also the beach and the casino. mp 11/07 Location This modern property is situated in the centre of Estoril, 150 meters from the congress..
Amazonia Lisboa Hotel is a spacious and confortable place, designed to fully satisfy you, your wishes and needs. It is located in the very heart of the city, near Praça Marques do Pombal.The lobby featuring Brazilian artifacts, plants, straw rugs, and..
Property Location With a stay at Avenida Park Residence in Lisbon Marques de Pombal, you'll be minutes from Edward VII Park and Marques de Pombal Square. This hotel is within close proximity of Dr. Anastacio Goncalves Museum and El Corte Ingles Shopping..
Property Location When you stay at Hotel Baia in Cascais, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Church of the Assumption and Cascais Beach. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Rainha Beach and Cascais Fortress.Rooms Make yourself at home..
It¿s a middleclass hotel in a great location in Cascais, directly on the beach promenade. The hotel has a restaurant, café and a popular terrace with a bar. There is an indoor swimming pool and great conference facilities. All the rooms have..
With a great location in the town centre of Cascais, close to main commercial areas along with cultural monuments, the Baia Hotel is placed next to the marina and is just 50m from the beach, making it an excellent base for both leisure and business travellers..

Holiday Offers

Vila Bicuda

Vila Bicuda

Room Only

 for 7 Nights

From London Heathrow

From £701
Fortaleza Do Guincho

Fortaleza Do Guincho

Bed & Breakfast

 for 7 Nights

From London Heathrow

From £1,599
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