CASCAIS, LISBON’S HIDDEN GEM

Welcome to Cascais!

Even though it was founded in the 14th Century, this seaside town has been able to maintain its irresistible charm that is sure to spellbound even the more skeptics!

This fishermen’s village is located just 30 minutes away from Lisbon and the best way to get there is to take the train from Cais do Sodré and take a moment to admire the beautiful view all the way there.

Today, Cascais is known for its lavish houses and luxury hotels but behind this ostentatious exterior you find remnants of its glorious past. Like the medieval fortress Nossa Senhora da Luz, that served as a military base for most of its existence.

Cascais is a haven for golfers. With 7 major golf courses, this region has been awarded the title of “Golf Destination of the Year” in 2016. Golfers from around the world come to Cascais and practice their swing under sunny skies and amazing views.

Cascais is quite a small town so it makes it easy to spend the day discovering hidden spots. If you need a break, be sure to stop at Santini’s for the best scoop of authentic Italian ice cream you have ever tasted!

Sparkling Concierge also recommends Hotel Albatroz for Brunch. You will have a tasty meal with a breathtaking view of the bay and its fishing boats. If you prefer lunch, Monte Mar has a fantastic terrace which under sunny weather offers a clear view of the horizon; try their signature dish “Filetes de Pescada com Arroz de Berbigão” (Weakfish with Cockle rice). And for an early night drink, visit the Farol Design Hotel, its view of the Atlantic ocean is to die for!

Cascais will grant you a fleeting city break and delight you with its charm and beauty!

Are you interested in finding out more about Cascais, then contact me and let’s start planning a future trip.