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Situated on the ever popular Portuguese Riviera, this sleeping fishing village has transformed over the years into one of the most chic and sophisticated resorts in the region. Once a royal residence of the Portuguese monarchy, Cascais is now home to a bustling beach resort, brimming with architectural gems and a multitude of must-see attractions.
Santa Maria LighthouseThis local landmark protruding off the Atlantic Coast was inaugurated in 1868 and was recently coverted into a museum. It documents the history of the Santa Maria Lighthouse and an insight to life as a lighthouse keeper.
Fortaleza de CidadelaThis Fort of Cascais was erected by King Philip in the 16th century to protect the sprawling bay from attacks. Later, it become the summer residence of the Portuguese president and features a small open-air museum.
Municipal MuseumFormerly the Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace, constructed in 1890, it was transformed into a museum in 1924 and displays rich Portuguese art and craft work, plus a library with thousands of interesting books, some dating back to the 1800's.
Sea MuseumCascais and the surrounding area is closely associated with the sea and this museum near Marechal Carmona park reflects this. Covering natural history, models, maps and a library, it makes for a fascinating day out.
Church of Nossa Senhora dos NavegantesA small but lovely local seamen's church in the Town Hall Square. Built in the 18th century, it features dual bells and is one of the most well-known churches in the area.
Boca do InfernoPortuguese for 'Hell's Mouth', this fascinating rock formation feels the full force of the Atlantic, as waves burst through holes in the huge cave walls, creating spectacular displays from afar. Also nearby is the lighthouse of O Farol de Santa Maria.