Cascais: Jewel at the Gate of the Mediterranean

Cascais: Jewel at the Gate of the Mediterranean, Cascais, Portugal (B)

After my long days exploring in Lisbon, I thought a few quiet days in Cascais would be nice. But, I also wanted to really take in the area. I admit, that although the area was a refuge for the wealthy and famous of Europe, especially in the last century, I had never heard of it. Little did I know what I was missing!

There are many apartments and a few hotels in the Estoril and Cascais area. I considered an airbnb, but there weren’t many available for my dated. I ended up staying in a small apartment near Estoril that I booked through My goal for these days was an apartment around 30 euro a day that was clean and with a kitchen and wifi. Otherwise, I was flexible in my requirements.

The apartment was simple, but had everything I needed, including 2 bedrooms and a kitchen. The houses in Portugal are not build for the cold, which means that even with the gas heater, in February I was happy to have my merino long underwear for mornings and nights. But even with the evening chills, I felt the apartment was cosy. Here is the apartment I stayed at: ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cascais: Jewel at the Gate of the Mediterranean
Guide Location: Portugal » Cascais
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kimberly Pannali
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Praia da Ribeira
  • Pastelaria A Bijou de Cascais