Imagining that you are staying in Lisbon, leaving very early to enjoy the whole day (preferably from March, when the days are longer), I leave you a day tour with what we consider most interesting. The village of Cascais is on the outskirts of Lisbon, 30mn from the center of Lisbon. Lisbon is known for its privileged view of the Tagus River and Cascais is exactly where the Tagus flows into the sea. The city is a mix between the picturesque village, the beaches on the line (cascais line is the train line that connects Lisbon and Cascais), the mansions and luxury condominiums, and Malveira da Serra, which connects with Sintra. It is known as a prime area, the term "boy / girl from cascais" being used to designate people with money or social relevance (even if only in appearance).
Depois do Guincho, a caminho da vila, vão encontrar a Casa da Guia. É um espaço ao ar livre, completamente murado e com estacionamento, com uma vista soberba, onde encontrão vária lojas e restaurantes.
Boca do Inferno is that entrance to the rock that you see in the image above. It is very close to the marina and Parque Marechal Carmona. On rainy, windy, high tide or stormy days, the waves hit with immense force. Legend has it that a powerful and evil sorcerer, determined to marry the most beautiful woman, who did not respond to that desire, had her locked up in a tower so that no one would covet her and that she would look forward to marrying him. . It turns out that, isolated in the tower and guarded by an executioner, they end up meeting and falling in love. When they flee astride a white horse, the sorcerer sends them a terrible storm and, there, the rock opens and swallows the horse with the two lovers.
Parque Marechal Carmona is between Boca do Inferno and Cascais Bay and right in front of the marina. It is a very large public park, with playgrounds, with a café, with a garden, with animals (cocks, chickens, ducks, peacocks ...). Every Saturday morning we can find a fair for organic agricultural products. It is there that the Christmas kingdom takes place.the Park is entirely decorated, with magnet activities and is a must. unfortunately, because of the pandemic, this year there was none!
Inside the Park and in front of the sea, there is this beautiful palace. There is even a small private beach, which we have access from the street, when the tide is not full.
A marina fica mesmo em frente ao parque. Tem este forte e lá dentro podem encontrar uma série de restaurantes e o típico passeio nas passarelas e com os barcos ao fundo.
We finally arrived at Cascais bay. A small beach, with fishing boats and the imposing and typical houses of the old bourgeoisie. Walking further in, you will find Cascais restaurants, shops and market and a beautiful merry-go-round.
Espero que deafrutem do passeio!
I hope you enjoy the ride!