Bay and Marina - Enjoy the view of Cascais bay, sunny and cosmopolitan, and go for a swim at Praia dos Pescadores, where you can even watch fishermen sew fishing nets. The marina, with capacity for 650 vessels, located in the bay, has been the stage for major international events like the America’s Cup World Series, the Sailing World Championship, the 49ers European Championship, among others.
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego - Art museum that shows the life and work of the painter Paula Rego and her artistic connections. The design of the building is fully in line with the artist's wishes, and Paula Rego herself was responsible for choosing the architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura. It hosts a permanent exhibition with works by Paula Rego and two temporary exhibitions per year.
Hell Mouth - Rock formation by the sea and the most famous viewpoint in Cascais. Former cave, today it´s an open pit connected to the sea by an arch, result of the ceiling collapse, where sea water enters. The name comes from the morphology and from the sound of the waves hitting violently against the rocks in the winter.
Museum Condes de Castro de Guimarães - Revivalist style palace built by Jorge O'Neill in 1900, and acquired by the Count Manuel de Castro Guimarães in 1910. After his death, he left the entire property (garden, house and filling) in will to Cascais, for a Library-Museum that opened to the public in 1931. It includes important collections of painting, furniture, porcelain and jewelery.
Citadel - 17th-century fortification with bastioned layout, built by the sea, and royal residence from 1871. It was in Cascais that the Portuguese Royal Family started going to the beach. It was also at the Citadel that electric lighting was inaugurated in Portugal (1978).
Beaches - Cascais has 12 beaches, usually narrow and short, the exception being Praia Grande do Guincho, with 0,6 miles of sand. The Guincho beach, immortalized by the movie "James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), is one of the most windy in Portugal, and, therefore, highly sought after by surfers, windsurfers, kite surfers.
Seafood Restaurants - Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Cascais is synonymous of fish and seafood. Typical dishes include grilled sea bass, sole, seafood rice, grilled lobster, stewed crabs or octopus lagareiro style.
Golf - For decades a favorite place for golfers from around the world, Cascais is part of the Lisbon Golf Coast, an area with more than 20 greens, voted the best golf destination in Europe, in 2007 and 2016, by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Top quality greens, perfect climate, excellent restaurants and hotels, make Cascais a perfect destination for practicing the sport.