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Casa da Guia

Casa da Guia is a place where friends and family come to meet and experience a unique shopping, cultural and leisure concept. Housed in a 19th-century mansion renovated by the architect Cláudio Wanderley, it stands on the Guincho road out of Cascais and is surrounded by two hectares of gardens that extend along the cliff… Continue reading Casa da Guia

Guincho Beach, paradise

Praia do Guincho (Guincho Beach) is a popular Atlantic beach located 5km from downtown Cascais. The beach, which has a shoreline of approximately 800 meters, has preferred surfing conditions and is popular for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.[1] Strong northern winds are predominant during summertime (June–August) as well as smaller north-west swells, making this beach ideal… Continue reading Guincho Beach, paradise

Santa Marta Lighthouse

The Santa Marta Lighthouse is situated to the south of the center of Cascais, providing light for the Cascais Bay and for the town's marina. It is a quadrangular masonry tower covered with white tiles, with blue horizontal stripes and a red lantern. The lighthouse was built on the grounds of the Santa Marta Fort,… Continue reading Santa Marta Lighthouse

Shopping at “Mercado da Vila”

A must-see. Fish and meat, vegetables and fruits are sold every Wednesday and Saturday in a big local market, where you can buy directly from producers. The rest of the days you can buy fish and fruits on a smaller scale. A colorful and full of life site that also hosts dozens of restaurants and bars… Continue reading Shopping at “Mercado da Vila”

Cycling in Cascais

Over 16kms Cascais has bike paths that provide the opportunity to stroll and play a sport. Even if you don't have a bike, you will find at your disposal the famous "Bicas", provided by the Municipality of Cascais. You can rent them for 6,90€ per day. There are three lifting stations: - Next to the… Continue reading Cycling in Cascais

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

With architectural design by Eduardo Souto de Moura, Pritzker Prize 2011, the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Paula Rego House of Stories) was inaugurated in September 2009. It is the most international museum space in the county. In 2006, Paula Rego chose Cascais to build "her" House of Stories, a museum with a project by… Continue reading Casa das Histórias Paula Rego