Estoril Castle

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Estoril, Portugal

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ESTORIL CASTLE - Chalet Barros Jan 23, 2017
ESTORIL CASTLE -Chalet Barros

Estoril has its own medieval castle, right on the seashore. It is massive and quite impressive. I will call it ESTORIL CASTLE as I could not find out anything about it. The girl behind the desk at the Estoril Turismo was a little embarrassed to admit that she didn't know what it was called or anything about it. I googled it - lots of pictures, but no information about it showed up!

Obridgada!

JLBG, you are a magician. You suggested it might be Fort da Cruz. I googled it and there it was. I found out it is now known as CHALET BARROS.

Just past the Tamariz Beach, you will see Forte da Cruz, or Old Fort of Santo Antonio da Cruz, a former fortress that protected the Bay against invaders. Over the years, it became obsolete, so financier Joao Martins de Barros bought it in 1894 and transformed it into a villa - Chalet Barros.

A bit about Estoril

Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, the Estoril Coast stretches all the way from the Tagus Estuary to the Guincho Beach. Thanks to its close proximity to Lisbon and therefore quickly and easily accessible, ESTORIL is well served by rail and road, most notably the scenic coast road known as the Estrada Marginal.

The Estoril coast's climate is temperate throughout the year and never subject to any extreme weather conditions. Estoril has wonderful beaches like "Praia de Tamariz" near the Estoril Train Station.

Estoril has excellent restaurants offering a wide choice of fish and seafood. Our VT group had dinner here Saturday at a restaurant near the Estoril Casino.

Hans and I walked a few times to Estoril from Cascais, as a continuous promenade runs from Sao Joao de Estoril to Cascais.
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