Vamos à praia – Cascais e Estoril, uma história secreta de Portugal

Wed, 19.07.2017
Praia - Cascais e Estoril

For our tour this Wednesday, we thought of something special: We are going to take the train to Monte do Estoril and from there walk to Cascais! On the way, our teacher Beatriz will give us some insights about the important role the two towns played in the history of Portugal.

When? Wednesday, July 19, 2.15 pm
Where? Praça do Comércio (by the statue)

What’s the plan? Walk from Monte de Estoril to Cascais, after that you can decide to either spend time in the center of Cascais, go to the beach, or go back to Lisbon by train

What to bring? A public transport card (roundtrip 3.80€), possibly towel and swimsuit if you like to stay at the beach

Cascais has been a holiday resort for the wealthy Portuguese aristocracy since the 18th century. In the 20th century, also other royal families began to enjoy the summer on the “Portuguese Riviera”. As Portugal remained neutral during the Second World War, an interesting mix of people from all over Europe spent their time there.

Until today, Estoril is famous for the stories of espionage that happened there during the war. Can you guess which drink was severed at the bar of the Palacio hotel to a British spy and what famous movie originates from there? Join us to find out!

Explore the Portuguese riviera, meet people from other classes and practice your Portuguese in a relaxed environment!

When? Wed, July 19, 2.15 pm

Where? Praça do Comércio

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Tour Report and Photo Gallery

Impressions from our tour to Cascais

Last week on Wednesday, we went beyond the city boundaries. We took the train to Monte Estoril and from there walked to Cascais.

On the way, our culture and history teacher Beatriz told us many stories about the important role the towns played in during the Second World War. In the Palacio Hotel, many spies tried to gather information from the enemy, sometimes playing for

At the end of the tour, we had a drink together in a bar and enjoyed leisure life on the “Portuguese Rivera”. Take a look at the gallery below. And do not forget, this week there will be another tour: We are going to Belém!