Whether you’re an outdoorsy person, a music lover, a sports person, or an avid reader, Cascais offers no shortage of activities and events year-round.
Parque Marechal Carmona
Parque Marechal Carmona is also known as Parque Palmela. It’s located just a short walk from the Cascais Train Station in the center of the town making it super accessible for residents and visitors.
The Parque Marechal Carmona covers about 49 acres of land with lush green spaces and polished gardens.
The park also has playgrounds specifically for children. This is actually a very popular spot to see families bring their kids to get some fresh air.
There are also enclosures here with small animals such as rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and several bird species.
Throughout the year, the park hosts various cultural events, concerts, and exhibitions. This is also a popular space for fairs, markets, community gatherings, theater shows, concerts, and more.
Mercado De Vila
Mercado de Vila, just like the Parque Marechal Carmona, is in the center of town just a short walk from the Cascais Train Station. This market has been here since the 19th century––originally built in 1871––and was used to sell fresh produce and seafood.
Nowadays, however, it’s where people go to purchase baked goods, fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, olive oil, honey, and much more. Plus, if you’re looking for a souvenir for your loved ones, you’ll be sure to find a little something made by local artisans.
The Mercado de Vila is a great place for you to visit and purchase your weekly specialty goods and organic produce. Most importantly, if you get a bit hungry, there are also food vendors here offering you the chance to taste the delicious Portuguese cuisine.
Visit The Beaches
Portugal is known for its world-renowned blue flag beaches. Stunning golden coastlines, clear blue water, and sunny days, visiting the beach while you’re in Cascais is a must.
You can enjoy anything from lounging around on the sand to water sports and activities.
These are some of the beaches you should considering visiting: Praia da Rainha (Queen’s Beach), Praia da Conceição, Praia do Guincho, Praia da Cresmina, Praia do Tamariz, and Praia do Abano.
Cascais Historic Center
The Cascais Historic Center is located near the Cascais Bay, easily accessible on foot and very close to the town’s main beach areas. It has narrow, cobbled streets and colorful buildings with traditional Portuguese architecture.
If you’re interested in history, this is a great place to visit.
At the Cascais Historic Center, you’ll find prominent structures such as the Cascais Citadel, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, the Town Hall, and King Umberto II of Italy’s former residence.
Here you’ll find a diverse range of restaurants, cafés, shops, boutiques, and more. The Cascais Historic Center also hosts events and showcases exhibitions throughout the year.