Cascais Citadel - Cidadela

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Cascais, Portugal

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Cascais Citadel - Cidadela Jan 21, 2017

Located on the western sie of Cascais Bay, the Cidadela is a 17th century fortification situated by the sea. From 1870 to 1908, the Royal Family chose the Cascais Citadel as its official place of residence.

The town has a military museum located in the citadel.

From the top of the Fort, there are wonderful views of the fishinf harbor and Cascais town.

A Bit about Cascais

A coastal town 30 km west of Lisbon, CASCAIS is one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. The former fishing village became a resort for Portugal's Royal Family in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Today it is a popular vacation destination for both Portuguese and foreign tourists.

The coastal settlement of Cascais originated in the 12th century and in its humble beginnings lived from the bounty of the sea.

Cascais has so much to offer to its visitors. Hans and I were never bored in our two weeks there.

Places of interest:


Santa Marta Lighthouse

Cascais Marina

Cascais Town Hall

Santa Maria House

Casa Seixas

Cascais Cultural Centre

Palacio de Conde de Castro Guimaraes

Numerous Museums

Wonderful Promenade stretching from Cascais to Estoril

Boca de Inferno

Fabulous Beaches

Great restaurants

Need I say more! We loved it there!
View From Fort of Fishing Harbor a…
Cascais Citadel
Santa Maria Lighthouse
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