Enjoying the beach in Cascais
On the last 13th of August, our Portuguese language school took the students to the beach of Cascais.
Cascais is a seaside area in Portugal, in west of Lisbon. It is known for its sandy beaches and bustling marina. In addition, it’s the headquarter of the homonymous municipality, which is part of the Lisbon district and metropolitan area. According to data of 2016, it has 210,889 inhabitants spread over an area of 97.40 km². The town of Cascais has become one of the main tourism destinations in Portugal. Its transparent waters, white sand and proximity to Lisbon make it attractive to tourists.
Beyond the beach, Cascais also has many places of cultural and historical interest. Its historic centre houses the medieval Nossa Senhora da Luz Fortress and the Citadel Palace, a former royal retreat. Nearby is the whitewashed church of Our Lady of the Assumption, with glazed tiles. Casa das Histórias Paula Rego displays the Portuguese artist’s paintings in a modern building.
We went to Cascais by train and the trip was wonderful. When we got there, we went directly to the beach. The weather was great and we had a great company! However, the water was very cold and none of us dared to swim!
We spent a great time talking, drinking and eating. Besides, we also played cards and we learned German card games.
It was the perfect occasion for the students to practise their Portuguese language skills while having fun.
If you want to make part of these experiences, join us every Tuesday. Every week is a different thematic, so you can meet many other places in Lisbon and learn about their History.
Below you can check how fun was our trip to the beach of Cascais!
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What a funny and sunny day! Yesterday Português Et Cetera students went to Cascais Beach during the afternoon. It was a day full of sun and good vibes, sharing ideas and improving portuguese while having fun! 🌞🌞🌞 #lisbon #cascais #cascaisbeach #praiadecascais #portugal #portugueseculture
Don’t miss our trip to the beach of Cascais
Visiting Lisbon without going to the beach definitely is not the same! In order to provide the best experience summer experience to our students, we’ll organize a trip to the beach of Cascais. Don’t miss our next school event on the 13th of August.
Cascais is a seaside area in Portugal, located on the beautiful Lisbon coastline. It is known for its sandy beaches and bustling marina. Historically, the town was the summer retreat of the Portuguese nobility during the reign of Carlos I. Nowadays it is an elegant fusion of decorative 19th century architecture and modern tourist facilities. Its origin as an independent entity dates from the Carta da Vila on the 7th of June 1364. According with it, King Pedro I of Portugal separated it from the Sintra term because of its economic development. Administratively, it only became independent in 1514.
Indira Leão, our history teacher, will accompany us. We’ll get the train in Cais do Sodré and make a stunning trip until Cascais. We’ll be able to look on the views of the Lisbon coastline.
As soon as we reach Cascais, the beach as well as the picturesque architecture will amaze you. In fact, the architecture of Cascais, known as Arquitectura de Veraneio, flourished in the 19th century. In that time, bourgeois families started to frequent the beaches of this town.
You’ll fall in love with the clean water and the peaceful environment. You can bring whatever, you want. However, we recommend you the following items: swimsuit, sunscreen, beach towel, hat and water. You’ll need the Lisboa Viva card for the round trip. Costs in total 4,50€.