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Quick suggestions for cascais dining, sights, please?

Quick suggestions for cascais dining, sights, please?

Old Oct 26th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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Quick suggestions for cascais dining, sights, please?

I see several huge lisbon threads and i have tried to filter out some of the filler, but.. i am on a tight schedule til next week. The length of those threads is mindboggling!

can someone please just suggest two restaurants we should try in the cascais area?

We were also thinking of taking a side trip to sintra.

We have been to lisbon a couple times, but wouldn't mind spending night 3 there instead of staying in cascais all three nights.

Any other nearby suggestion ?

We are thinking a renting a car at LIS for these three days. Any comments?

Thank you.
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Old Oct 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM
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anyone?
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Old Oct 27th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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now we may just be in cascais the two nights. would still ike to go up to sintra.

any restaurant recs?
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Old Oct 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
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Lin, I do not have any restaurant suggestions, but I found Cascais fascinating from an historical perpsective. The area has always been a magnet for defrocked royalty.
From the net:

All the great names of European royalty sought refuge on Portugal's neutral soil during the Second World War.

From crowed heads of Europe chose Cascais as their residence in exile. These included the Count of Barcelona, the father of the king of Spain; King Umberto of Italy, King Carol or Romania and Admiral Horthy who for more than twenty years had been Regent of Hungary.

But they were not the only ones to chose Estoril - spies also made it their home. Lisbon was an obligatory stopover for whever travelled through a Europe in turnsoiland became a natural operations centre for the Nazis and for the Allies.

Cascais is actually a cosmopolitan village in the outskirts of Lisbon.

The earthquake of 1755, however, paralysed for a long time any urban development, and serious building did not begin until the end of the last century, when new villas began to spring up along the stretch of road leading from Guincho to Monte Estoril and São João do Estoril.

Real urban development only started during the second quarter of the 20th century.

Enjoy!

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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 03:30 AM
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thanks. i guess i will have to find the time to go through those 5,000 lisbon threads!!!

oh well.
we'll just get suggestions from the hotel.. but locals always have a special place or two that is fun to check out.
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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 10:53 AM
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any special/quaint/ just plain good food place you can recommend?
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