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 shrubs.

The grounds harbour the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, the whimsical early-19th-century mansion complete with castle turrets and Arabic cloister. The lavishly decorated interior houses 17th-century Indo-Portuguese cabinets, oriental silk tapestries and 350-year-old azulejos.

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2. 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,…

3. Casa das Histórias Paula Rego


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

4. Palácio da Cidadela de Cascais

0.11 MILES

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…

5. Museu do Mar Rei Dom Carlos

0.12 MILES

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

6. Cidadela de Cascais

0.13 MILES

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,…

7. Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães

0.13 MILES

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

8. Marina de Cascais

0.24 MILES

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