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This is Cascais ...
Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra de Sintra, Cascais has always been an important tourist center, having received during and after World War II a large number of illustrious refugees and exiles, among which the Counts of Barcelona, the King Humberto II of Italy, Carol II of Romania and numerous figures of the sporting and cultural panorama.
From its inviting beaches to water sports, its rich historical / cultural heritage, the majestic landscape of the natural park Sintra - Cascais, to lively evenings, there are many options and opportunities for fun and leisure in the municipality of Cascais.
Cascais has about 15 km of stretch of beaches, which start at the busy Carcavelos Beach, where the Tagus estuary ends, passing by the Parede beach, known for the therapeutic effects of its iodine-rich waters. Impossible would be to overlook the cosmopolitan Estoril area, where the Tamariz beach stands, nestled in the cliffs of the Alameda do Casino, lined with magnificent Palacetes.
Within the limits of the Municipality and framed by the beautiful landscape of the Natural Park Sintra - Cascais, there are the most western beaches of the county, of which Guincho Beach, characterized by its strong winds coming from the west, is one of the scenarios of the European Windsurf Championships.
The best way to enjoy the beauty of Cascais is by taking a walk along the "Paredão", a pedestrian walk of about 3 km, between São João do Estoril and Cascais.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, in the space of the Cascais Market, a saloio market takes place where the traditional forms of the product show intersect with the new forms of consumption.
The center of Cascais is an old and picturesque fishing village, with small urban beaches where you can see the fishing boats. Be sure to visit the historical center of Cascais and its typical and picturesque alleys. From Largo 5 de Outubro, where the former palace of the Counts of Guarda is nowadays the Paços do Concelho building, you can admire and appreciate the beauty of Cascais Bay, or start a stroll to the marina passing by the Citadel and the old Convent Cultural Center of Nª. Mrs. of Mercy dating to the Century. XVI.
From a museological perspective, the municipality of cascais presents a vast list of places worth visiting. This is the case of the Museu do Mar and the Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum.