Built by King João II in the late 15th century, this fortress played an important role in the protection of Lisbon. It was converted into the summer house of the Royal Family during King Luís rule and, in the 20th century, it was used by the President of the Republic for the same reason.
CONDES DE CASTRO GUIMARÃES PALACE
Built in the early 20th century, this is an interesting example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. The Condes de Guimarães’ Palace is situated in the small cove of Santa Marta beach. Here there is also a museum with a remarkable collection of Portuguese furniture, painting and sculpture. (10 am-5 pm; closed on Mondays and public holidays)
MARECHAL CARMONA PARK
This is a very nice place to take a walk. It also has a children’s park with swings and slides, as well as climbing ropes and tunnels, to assure the young one’s amusement. The surrounding water pools, small lakes and the green environment including the potted herbs, gives you a feeling of being amongst the forest. (Winter: 8.30 am-5.45 pm; Summer: 8.30 am -7.45 pm).
MARINA DE CASCAIS
Stage to many international events, such as the Word Sailing Championships and other similar sporting events, the Cascais Marina is above all a beautiful upmarket resort by the sea. You can take a well-deserved break here. Take a small appetizer, which will surely whet your appetite for dinner at the many restaurants of the area.
NOSSA SENHORA DA ASSUNÇÃO CHURCH
Gold-leafed wooden altars, striking tilework, paintings by Josefa de Óbidos on the walls… These are just a few of the reasons why one should visit this beautiful religious building.
This building, which used to be the old palace of the Condes da Guarda, resides above the Praça 5 de Outubro. Its façade is covered by a beautiful tile mural.