Luxury Homes And Properties For Sale In Cascais
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Cascais, Portugal, is located on the Portuguese Riviera, an affluent coastal region west of Lisbon. There are total of just over 214,000 residents in the area.
King Luis I of Portugal made Cascais popular in the 1870s by choosing to take up residence there every September. That brought out other members of the nobility, who formed a summer community.
Cascais is known for being among the wealthiest areas of Portugal, and in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Cost of living is high, but so is the quality of life and the real estate market.
Located on the western edge of the Tagus estuary, Cascais is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra mountains. There are four parishes in the city and 17 beaches, many of which are well-known surfing spots.
Summers in the area are warm and dry, with winters being wet and mild. This makes is easy for residents and visitors to be outdoors enjoying all that the area has to offer year-round.
The A5 Lisbon-Cascais highway provides the best way to reach Cascais by car, but there are also commuter trains to take people into and out of the city. Many people use taxis in order to travel around conveniently.
Inside the city of Cascais there are art museums, the ruins of a castle, an ocean museum and parks to explore. The historic center offers the quaint elegance of cobbled streets.
Hotels and tourist apartments are easily found in the city center, along with a number of shopping and dining options. Visitors often stay in the downtown area, but there are many opportunities to stay further out of the main area for a quieter experience.
Residents and visitors to Cascais can enjoy the popular beaches that surround the town. Guincho Beach is one of the best, with windsurfing, kitesurfing and standard surfing options thanks to sea swells and prevailing winds.
The beaches to the east of the city are more likely to attract sunbathers, where the water is calmer and surfing is not as popular.
Panoramic sea views can be experienced from the cliffs to the west, and the Sintra mountains to the north are also a popular attraction.
There are 10 golf courses near Cascais, and the sport is growing throughout the region. Both residents and visitors can enjoy choosing one of the challenging courses to hone their golfing skills.
Sailing events are often held at the marina, which opened in 1999 and offers 650 berths. Large events held there include the America's Cup boating race in 2011. Cascais has also hosted motorcycling and tennis events.
The Gil Vicente theatre is another great place to visit in Cascais. Art galleries and museums are found throughout the city, offering everything from modern pieces to a look back at how the area developed and the richness of its history. Paintings, sculpture and information on historical figures are all available to see.
There are a variety of neighborhoods in Cascais where luxury properties can be found. The Centro Historico area provides older architecture in many of its fine properties, with an old-world charm. Santa Marta is right on the water, where it is easy to explore the natural beauty of the area.
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