What to Visit in Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra - Miguel Carvalho Abrantes - ebook
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Written by someone who was born and raised in Portugal and who loves showing around its cities, this book gives you tips on what to visit around the Portuguese areas of Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra. It contains not only a reference to the monuments you may hear about in many other guidebooks, but also personal insights and references to lesser known ones. It was written for tourists, but also for people who moved here and want to find whole new places to explore.

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Table of Contents

What to visit in... Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra

Index

1- I only have a single day to spend in these three places, what should I visit?

1.1- In Cascais...

1.2- In Oeiras...

1.3- In Sintra...

2- Buildings

2.1- Buildings in Cascais

2.2- Buildings in Sintra

3- Fortresses

3.1- Fortresses in Cascais

3.2- Fortresses in Oeiras

4- Gardens

4.1- Gardens in Cascais

4.2- Gardens in Oeiras

4.3- Gardens in Sintra

5- Museums

5.1- Museums in Cascais

5.2- Museums in Oeiras

5.3- Museums in Sintra

6- Palaces

6.1- Palaces in Cascais

6.2- Palaces in Oeiras

6.3- Palaces in Sintra

7- Religious Places

7.1- Religious Places in Cascais

7.2- Religious Places in Oeiras

7.3- Religious Places in Sintra

8- Roman Places

9- Shopping Places and Restaurants

9.1- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Cascais

9.2- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Oeiras

9.3- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Sintra

10- Streets and Town Squares

10.1- Streets and Town Squares in Cascais

10.2- Streets and Town Squares in Oeiras

10.3- Streets and Town Squares in Sintra

11- Other important places

11.1- Other important places in Cascais

11.2- Other important places in Oeiras

11.3- Other important places in Sintra

12- Final Words

Also By Miguel Abrantes

 

Copyright © 2018 Miguel Carvalho AbrantesAll rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher.

What to visit in... Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra

When I wrote my previous book, reporting on the most interesting things to visit in the city of Lisboa, I was quickly confronted with the fact that many readers also want to visit some of the areas nearby, in particular Cascais, famous for its beaches, and Sintra, which I personally consider one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal. However, writing about them would also require me to write some chapters on Oeiras, since this city is essentially placed between Lisboa and the two mentioned above. Of course these places don’t have as many monuments as our capital city[1], but that certainly does not make them any less interesting for either visitors or people who are looking for new places to visit.

Taking this into account, the premise for this new book follows entirely the spirit of the original – both as someone who was born and raised in Portugal, and as someone who loves presenting our local monuments to other people, I decided to write these lines in order to bring to light some of the most interesting things you can visit in the aforementioned cities and villages[2], from the point of view of someone who is very familiar with those places. As in the original report on the areas near Lisboa, this book is also split into several different categories, making it easier for you to plan your own visit based on what you find more interesting for yourself and whoever accompanies you.

For each particular location, I won’t mention everything that you can see, as that would require me to write – and you to read – regarding many places that can’t normally be visited, but I will be sure to provide you with information on countless famous places, along with ones most people may not be familiarized with.

As always, I hope you like reading these lines as much as I myself enjoyed writing them.

Miguel Carvalho Abrantes

Index

1- I only have a single day to spend in these three places, what should I visit?................1

1.1- In Cascais............................................................2

1.2- In Oeiras..............................................................2

1.3- In Sintra...............................................................3

2- Buildings.......................................................................5

2.1- Buildings in Cascais..........................................5

2.2- Buildings in Sintra..........................................10

3- Fortresses..................................................................13

3.1- Fortresses in Cascais.....................................13

3.2- Fortresses in Oeiras.......................................15

4- Gardens......................................................................17

4.1- Gardens in Cascais.........................................17

4.2- Gardens in Oeiras...........................................20

4.3- Gardens in Sintra............................................22

5- Museums....................................................................24

5.1- Museums in Cascais.......................................24

5.2- Museums in Oeiras.........................................25

5.3- Museums in Sintra..........................................26

6- Palaces........................................................................29

6.1- Palaces in Cascais...........................................29

6.2- Palaces in Oeiras.............................................31

6.3- Palaces in Sintra..............................................31

7- Religious Places.......................................................36

7.1- Religious Places in Cascais..........................36

7.2- Religious Places in Oeiras............................38

7.3- Religious Places in Sintra.............................39

8- Roman Places...........................................................44

9- Shopping Places and Restaurants......................46

9.1- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Cascais................46

9.2- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Oeiras................49

9.3- Shopping Places and Restaurants in Sintra................51

10- Streets and Town Squares.................................54

10.1- Streets and Town Squares in Cascais....54

10.2- Streets and Town Squares in Oeiras......56

10.3- Streets and Town Squares in Sintra.......57

11- Other important places.......................................58

11.1- Other important places in Cascais..........58

11.2- Other important places in Oeiras............61

11.3- Other important places in Sintra.............62

12- Final Words.............................................................66

1- I only have a single day to spend in these three places, what should I visit?

The objective behind this book is that you can read succinct pieces of information about that’s available and then plan your own trip based on your favourite things, while, at the same time, avoiding places which may not personally appeal to you. However, I also acknowledge that many visitors, perhaps even most visitors, don’t have endless time to spare, and so they may prefer to do all the essentials in a particular area they’re visiting. So, this first chapter will, in an extremely succinct way, tell you the essential things you have to do in Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra to get a real feeling of what those places are all about. These are all one-day plans, weaved so you can do all those things without having to travel too much or being in two places at the same time; if you’re looking for something over than this basic one-day plan, all the information you need is also in the next few chapters.

1.1- In Cascais...