The seaside town of Cascais in Portugal was already known at the time when prehistoric tribes lived. The city is located on the ocean coast, 30 km from Lisbon. The status of the city of Cascais was established in the mid-14th century and was previously considered a small village in which fishing and agriculture flourished. Even today, fishing is an important activity for this city.
At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Cascais became famous as the residence of the Portuguese royal family. And from that moment on, the city began to develop a tourist activity.
Today, the city is considered a popular place for holidays or weekends for Portuguese and foreign tourists. The city has many magnificent historic sites and monuments and is surrounded on three sides by the ocean. There are many beautiful fine sandy beaches around, especially on the Estoril coast.
For water sports enthusiasts, Cascais is the ideal place. International regattas and competitions are organized on the Estoril coast. The west coast is particularly popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers because of the large waves and competitions are often organised there.
Three kilometres from the city to the west, there is a cliff. It attracts the attention of many tourists because of a cave that was created by the waves. The cave is called Boca do Inferno, which means “the mouth of the devil”. This name was given to the cave because when the waves hit the rocks with great force, it creates an incredible roar and noise.
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