Casino Estoril


Bond fans after a spritz of espionage head for glitzy Casino Estoril. Fritter away your euros on a high-stakes poker tournament or check out the spangly Las Vegas–style shows. There's a first-rate Chinese restaurant on the ground floor (mains €11 to €18).

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1. Marina de Cascais

1.41 MILES

The modern Marina de Cascais houses a postcard-perfect lighthouse, sleek yachts and lounge bars.

2. 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,…

3. 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…

4. 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,…

6. Parque Marechal Carmona


This wild park provides a shady retreat from the seaside crowds, with a duck pond, birch and pine trees, palms and eucalyptus, rose gardens and flowering…

7. Museu do Mar Rei Dom Carlos

1.62 MILES

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

8. Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

1.64 MILES

This museum showcases the disturbing, highly evocative paintings of Portugal’s finest postwar artists. Biannually changing exhibits span Rego’s career,…