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Cascais, Portugal - Cascais is a city, parish and municipality in the District of Lisbon (Estremadura).

Weekend in Cascais

With a coastline of 30 km of beaches, natural beauty and an excellent support structure for visitors, Cascais is the right destination for a successful vacation. The beautiful Praia do Guincho (image below) is considered a of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.

Guia de Cascais
Beaches in Cascais © Cascais Tourism Board

Escapes in Cascais

In addition to Lisboetas and inhabitants of neighboring municipalities, many choose the city of Cascais for getaways for two or three days. There are many attractions, in addition to the beautiful and popular Cascais Beaches, starting with the well-known and popular Praia do Guincho.

Holidays in Cascais

With a great offer of accommodation, with houses and apartments for rent (rent) to the various attractions, you should consider the option of spending your vacation in Cascais: it is close to Lisbon, it is not as expensive as in the Algarve and the options for leisure, night and restaurants please all visitors.
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Various attractions

The Cascais beaches make vacationers happy. Praia do Guincho is the attraction for lovers of sea bathing, walks along the seafront and water sports. But, Cascais offers much more to its numerous visitors!
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Guia de Cascais
View and Beach in Cascais AML Lisboa Estremadura © Google Earth Pro

What to do in Cascais

Sea bathing, water sports, hiking and golf, among other activities that can be performed in Cascais for lovers of active holidays.

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Sports in Cascais

Water sports, hiking and golf, among other sports activities can be practiced in Cascais.

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Where to stay in Cascais

Good hotels, hostels and holiday apartments are available in Cascais all year round. Check it out below.

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Where to eat in Cascais

Good restaurants, bars and cafes provide a good experience for visitors to Cascais all year round. Snacks, pleasant places and the specialties of traditional Portuguese and international cuisine can be tasted. Check it out below.

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Bons restaurantes e bares em Cascais AML Lisboa Estremadura © CTB Cascais
Good restaurants and bars in Cascais AML Lisboa Estremadura © CTB Cascais

Cascais, important agglomeration

Cascais, with 214 thousand inhabitants (INE, 2021), is the third most important agglomeration urban area of the District of Lisbon, after the capital and Sintra, and also being the 5th most important urban agglomeration in Portugal.

Dormitory city

Given its proximity to Lisbon (25 km in a straight line to the west), Cascais is a good option to live. The population resident of Cascais has not stopped growing. Currently, the city has just under 65,000 inhabitants.


The municipality (municipality) of Cascais is part of the AML - Metropilitana Area of Lisbon .

Growth of the resident population

The municipality of Cascais has an area of just under 95 km² and a population of 214,158 inhabitants (INE, 2021). In 2011, the municipality had 296,479 inhabitants, with a resident population gain of around 3.7%.

A bit of history

Cascais was separated from the neighboring municipality of Sintra during the second half of the XIV century.

History and Vacations
Parish that was the site of important events and rich history, Cascais from the time of D. Luís and D. Carlos settled in Paço da Cidadela and had the privilege of being elected by the Court of the Kings of Portugal as a vacation spot.

Holidays in Cascais
With the advent of the Republic, Presidents continued the habit of spending their holidays in Cascais. The same for everyone, Cascais is a place of indisputable beauty and a pleasant climate.

Cascais is divided into 4 parishes. Find out more: Parishes of Cascais

Southwest of the Lisbon Peninsula

The municipality is located in the extreme southwest of Lisbon, from which it is 25 km in a straight line and 30 km by car, through the IC 15 and A5 roads.

Guia de Cascais
View and Beach in Cascais AML Lisboa Estremadura © CTB Cascais


The municipality (municipality) of Cascais is located west of the capital Lisbon and borders, to the north, with Sintra, to the east with the municipality of Oeiras and to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Located to the west of Greater Lisbon, Cascais is one of the favorite destinations for walks and weekends for visitors and locals alike.

A parish that was the place of important achievements and rich history, Cascais, from the time of D. Luís and D. Carlos settled in the Palácio da Cidadela having had the privilege of being chosen by the Court of the kings of Portugal as a place of vacation.

Guia de Cascais
Cascais beaches © Cascais Tourism Board


In Cascais vacationers enjoy the delights of Portuguese cuisine on the coast, with its abundance of fishes and sea food. It is the ideal place to enjoy a tasty fish stew accompanied by a good wine. regional white. Enjoy these moments and you will have an unforgettable vacation in Cascais!

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Region of Lisbon

For those who stay a little longer, discovering the surroundings and the Greater Lisbon also, is a program not to be missed.

Discover Lisbon - there are many and varied attractions of the city that enchants visitors from around the world.

Lisbon Gastronomy - For those who gets a little more time, to discover the surroundings and the Greater Lisbon is a must-see program.

Top Cities

Greater Lisbon

In addition to the largest urban agglomeration in the country (Lisbon), Sintra, Cascais, Loures, Almada and Oeiras complete the podium of the Top 5 largest cities in Portugal.

Great Port

In the north of the country, in Greater Porto, other important cities are Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Matosinhos, Gondomar and Guimarães.

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Main cities