In addition to Sintra around Lisbon, we recommend a small fishing village suitable for vacation: Cascais.
Once a charming fishing village, it is now a famous resort and port city. Cascais is located about 30 kilometers west of downtown Lisbon. It can be reached in just over an hour by car. It was chosen as the summer residence by King Louis I of Portugal at the end of the 19th century and has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Portugal. The blue sea, the long dam, the blue sky and white clouds and sunny days for most of the year, is undoubtedly one of the important factors for the city to become a resort.
Historically, Cascais has always been a gathering place for the rich, an ideal living environment, facing the Atlantic Ocean, and the sun and sea breeze create a mild ambient climate, which is why walking in the Cascais area It is always possible to see large and small retro-looking retro buildings. It turned out to be the villas and manors built by the rich.
Cascais has a number of exquisite beaches, in addition to a famous lighthouse (Santa Marta Lighthouse), a lighthouse on the Cascais Cape, built in 1868, high 20 Meter, the wall is blue and white. Nowadays, the interior of the lighthouse has been transformed into a small lighthouse museum, where you can learn about the lighthouse story of Portugal's nautical history and the famous lighthouses in the country.
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For me, Cascais is a strange town,
but as a must-have for a few tens of minutes to go back to Lisbon,
I found this It is an extremely comfortable coastal town,
which reminds me of Nice in the south of France,
It takes only 10 minutes to walk to the beach and the sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean is less than 10 minutes.
This city is extraordinarily young but it was built in 1364 but it is completely different from the old Lisbon,
the population is only 180,000 people, and the area is only 97.4 square kilometers.
This is a leisurely fishing port and seaside resort,
although the city looks new, but in the city you can find churches and 17th century castles (it used to be the official residence of the Portuguese president).
After coming to Cascais, you will find that everyone's standard of living is of high quality, there is no such thing as rich people,
comfortable small city plus Atlantic beauty, and gentle and mild climate There is such an ideal environment, of course, it has long been occupied by the rich. The ancient city of
Cascais is very well preserved, exquisite and delicate, and the skill of repairing,
is also a day at the seaside. A good place to go for a chat after sunbathing and enjoy the food.