GET FROM LISBON TO CASCAIS
Cascais can be easily reached from Lisbon due to the regional trains leaving from Cais do Sodré train station. This journey lasts about thirty minutes and the trains are pretty frequent: there is one leaving every twenty minutes. Besides, there are some buses that connect Cascais with Lisbon, Sintra and Cabo da Roca.
Cascais is close to the international airport, it has professional fishing crews, some luxurious sandy beaches and a charming historic center. All these can make it one of the best holidays attractions from Portugal.
Cascais is a fisherman city 30 minutes away from Lisbon
The weather in Cascais
In Cascais, the summers are warm and dry, and most of the time clear. Here the winters are cool, wet, and of course partly cloudy. This town is windy year-round. Normally, the temperature here varies from 51°F to 79°F and it rarely reaches below 45°F or above 89°F.
Considering all these, the best time of year to visit Cascais, especially if you are looking for hot-weather activities, is from mid-July to early September.
The sun and wind conditions from Cascais make sailing, surfing, kite surfing, and also windsurfing popular tourist activities in this region.
Photo: Beaches Around Cascais. Portugal.
Casa da Guia in Cascais, Portugal
The Casa da Guia is a place where you can experience a unique shopping, cultural and leisure concept. It is housed in a 19th-century mansion that was renovated by the architect Cláudio Wanderley and it is surrounded by two hectares of gardens that extend along the cliff tops, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
On the inside you will find an innovative shopping concept, which features many stores and an art gallery. On the outside however, there is an area for excellent restaurants, shops, culture and leisure that represents the perfect settings to enjoy a stunning view of the sea.
Stop by Santa Marta lighthouse from Cascais
The Santa Marta Lighthouse was founded in the 17th century next to the Casa de Santa María and it is part of a great complex on the south end of Cascais. This lighthouse and fort now count with a small museum which presents the site’s history and the development of the optical devices that were used in Portugal’s lighthouses. Here you can find some interactive collections of lights and optics along with several multimedia presentations.
Photo: Santa Marta lighthouse. Cascais.
Cascais offers top-class hotels, good restaurants and lively nightlife