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Beautiful Cascais Bay, in a dark day, with many and lovely small boats.

Cascais is a town on the Atlantic Ocean about 30 kilometres west of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Nowadays it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists.

Today there is a large yacht harbour and several small sand beaches in and around town. Cascais is easily reached from Lisbon by car or by frequent inexpensive commuter trains. It has the ruins of a castle, an art and sea museum as well as parks and the charming cobbled streets of the historic centre. The town has many hotels and tourist apartments as well as many good restaurants of varying cost. It is a fine base to use for those visiting Lisbon and its environs who prefer to stay outside of the city yet in an equally urban and sophisticated environment.

Cascais is surrounded by excellent beaches to the west, and the lush Sintra mountains to the north. It is also becoming a popular golf destination, with over 10 golf courses nearby. Other sports with great popularity are surfing and sailing, due to the favourable weather and sea conditions. The municipality also hosts international tennis and motorcycling events. The famous Casino of Estoril is the largest in Europe. From Wikipedia.

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  • Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6708 W: 209 N: 14053] (56155)
  • Genre: Luoghi
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  • Date Taken: 2006-06-24
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-07-06 4:00
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