Cascais is a municipality in the Lisbon District of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. Cascais is an important tourist destination. Cascais’s history as a popular seaside resort originated in the 1870s, when King Luís I of Portugal and the Portuguese royal family made the seaside town their residence every September, thus also attracting members of the Portuguese nobility, who established a summer community there. It was Cascais’s Casino Estoril that inspired Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel Casino Royale. The municipality is one of the wealthiest in both Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula. It has one of the most expensive real estate markets and one of the highest costs of living in the country and is consistently ranked highly for its quality of life. We stopped by the beach to take in the sights.
Wandering into the old town there are many historical buildings, like the Cascais City Hall,
and the Bell Tower.
The statue of Dom Pedro I is in the town square.
Nearby are many restaurants like the Flamingo where we ate,
and even a Brazilian store.