The Town of Kings And Fishes

By on October 10, 2016

The Portuguese Royal Family couldn’t have done any more to help after making this gorgeous resort city a destination of choice in the late 1980’s. From then on, Cascai was destined to become not only a holiday haven and the best day excursion outside of the capital, but also a place to create an exciting new lifestyle.

Located on the western side of the enigmatic Lisbon coastline, it’s a place filled with the most beautiful parks, grand architecture and magnificent museums. The area attracts floods of visitors, holiday homebuyers and tourists from all over the world, looking to enjoy the golden beaches and exhilarating water sports. Guincho beach is superb for surfing set amidst the stunning scenery of the Serra de Sintra Natural Park. Both Carcavelos and São Pedro beaches are very welcoming.

It also has some wonderful coastal walks, either along the cliffs to Cabo Rocha or right along the attractive promenade to Estoril. At the centre of Cascais is the old town, which has retained its traditional appeal and is an enjoyable place to relax during the day.

Cascai has been a big draw for both artists and writers across the years, and has a special ambience for all age groups. For those who love to combine a lively social atmosphere with spaces to relax away from the hustle and bustle, Cascai is perfect. It’s probably best described as a cultured resort for all the family, but then the Portuguese are very good at that.

As the sun goes down, superb restaurants serve up freshly caught fish and several other local specialities. The night-life is excellent with any number of trendy but welcoming bars. There are quality hotels with many of Lisbon’s rich and famous living within the vicinity, providing the region with a real air of sophistication. This is also the dormitory of the Lisbon international working community and the ‘younger set’, who enjoy the diverse and sophisticated nightlife.

If you have touring from the capital in mind a suggested order of excursions will take you from Sintra to Cascais, and then on to Obidos, Sesimbra and finally Mafra. Cascais is connected to Lisbon by a regular and inexpensive railway. The train departs from the Cais do Sodre train station on the green metro line with the trip taking 30 to 40 minutes. A return ticket costs €4.30.

There are plenty of first class luxurious properties to be found around both the city and the province generally. Funding of €4,400,000 will secure the keys to a sophisticated and refined Cascai property, carrying lush landscaping and excellent sun exposure. The imposing entrance hall of hexagonal form, the carrara marble and nice ceilings all contribute to its luxurious feel. Close to the entrance is a large dining room with fireplace, followed by another dining room next to the kitchen. There’s also a pantry, laundry, service area with bathroom, maid’s suite and a living room. In the basement is a gym, wine cellar, technical area and garage. The hall has hardwood floors, superb panelling and a fire, followed by an office also with valuable panelling. There’s a very spacious master bedroom suite with two bathrooms and walk-in wardrobe, and two other suites with walk-in closet. You’ll love the spectacular outdoor infinity pool, large covered terrace and a locker room with sauna.(
Those in search of a luxury condominium overlooking the beach and bay of Cascais, will find a wonderful investment opportunity in a spacious two bedroom apartment. It has large windows providing plenty of natural light throughout, and sits in a prestigious location with direct access to the beach. Nearby facilities include a health club, gym, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and Turkish bath. You could have all of this with funding of €1,600,000. ( – see ad).

Buy Portugal also offers up a contemporary villa with a minimalist design and style by the architect José

Mateus. There are four bedrooms, various terraces throughout the villa and a roof top solarium. The

property is located within a quiet area of Cascais, close to beaches and golf courses. The price tag is

€1,180,000. ( – see ad).

From the marina to the castle and municipal hall, the Torre do Bugio to the Farol de Santa Marta, the

cobbled cosmopolitan streets of Cascai are ready to open up a vibrant new way of life to visionary

It is in every sense – ‘simplesmente delicioso’.

NOTES: Best images you can find Marcus please.


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