Museum in Cascais

Palácio da Cidadela de Cascais

Commissioned as a summer palace in 1870 by King Dom Luís I, this captivating museum remains the official residence of visiting heads of state in Portugal. When Putin isn't present, it's yours for the touring. Contem…
Viewpoint in Cascais

Duna da Cresmina

Built in 2013, this nature interpretation centre was built to educate (and protect) the fragile flora and fauna of the coastal dune system around Guincho. To lure folks in, they built a cafe serving excellent crêpes…
Fortress in Cascais

Cidadela de Cascais

The citadel is where the royal family used to spend the summer. Today it houses a luxury hotel – the Pestana Cidadela Cascais – a courtyard restaurant, bookshop, art gallery, chapel and the Palácio da Cidadela de Ca…
Museum in Cascais

Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães

This whimsical early-19th-century mansion, complete with castle turrets and Arabic cloister, sits in the grounds of the Parque Marechal Carmona.
Museum in Cascais

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

The Casa das Histórias Paula Rego showcases the disturbing, highly evocative paintings of Portugal’s finest living artist. Biannually changing exhibits span Rego’s career, from early work with collage in the 1950s t…
Viewpoint in Cascais

Boca do Inferno

Atlantic waves pummel craggy Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell), 2km west of Cascais. It's about a 20-minute walk along the coast, or you can catch the BusCas (427) from Cascais station (€1, every 10 to 15 minutes). Ex…
Beach in Cascais

Praia do Guincho

The long, wild Praia do Guincho is a surfer's and windsurfer's paradise (the site of previous World Surfing Championships) with massive crashing rollers. The strong undertow can be dangerous for swimmers and novice …
Park in Cascais

Parque Marechal Carmona

The wild Parque Marechal Carmona provides a shady retreat from the seaside crowds, with a duck pond, birch and pine trees, palms and eucalyptus, rose gardens and flowering shrubs.
Church in Cascais

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção

Weave through the back alleys west of the câmara municipal to the palm-fringed square that is home to the whitewashed Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, adorned with azulejos predating the 1755 earthquake. The chu…
Museum in Cascais

Museu do Mar Rei Dom Carlos

The small, brightly accented Museu do Mar spells out Cascais’ maritime history with costumes, tools, nets and boats, accompanied by quotes (in English) from the fisherfolk.