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WHAT TO SEE IN CARCAVELOS
Carcavelos is not known only for its beach. Here are a few suggestions about what to do and see in Carcavelos
(Cascais , Lisbon, Portugal )
Carcavelos is really easy to arrive. Only 20 minutes from Lisbon center it's the place to be. If you're coming:
- Highway A5, direction Cascais.
- Exit to Carcavelos.
- Continue on direction to Avenida Marginal, (coast road) until you arrive at Carcavelos beach
By our transfer service:
- We can pick you up at the airport and take you there as well for 50€ round trip
By public transportation:
- Take the subway to the station CAIS DO SODRÉ (green line)
- Walk towards the trains to Cascais (downstairs)
- Take the train to CARCAVELOS (20min)
- Walk towards the beach (700meters)
We can't talk about Carcavelos without referring the beach. Being one of the finest beaches of the Lisbon coastline, is renowned for its reliable surf, soft golden sands and great facilities.
Carcavelos beach is great for a relaxing beach day. It is really easy to arrive to and is equally suited for families and couples of all ages.
quinta da alagoa park
Pic-nic, watch peacocks and ducks, play tennis, run, chill! It once was a Carcavelos wine production estate (Vinho de Carcavelos) but today it is a lovely green park where parents, kids and couples come to rest and spend lovely times. The border has remains of the original forest, raised in topiary boxwood along the ruins of the old buildings. The word Alagoa is the old portuguese form of lake and this park has peacocks wandering around, ducks, fish, turtles, and many other species that will delight your eyes. All the locals know Quinta da Alagoa, with its vast lawns, lake, two playgrounds, tennis courts, bars, and even an old little castle in ruins where children still play and celebrate birthdays with picnics.
feira de carcavelos
Very well known for the good imitations of famous clothes brands for a low price, it's one of the most famous street markets in the country. Here you can buy fruits, vegetables, clothes, shoes, kitchen accessories, house items, everything you can think of, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵. The other days in the indoors market you can find fruits, bread, meat, fish. It's in the same place as sushi, burguers and fish restaurants and Santini ice-cream factory. It's also in the same street of some cool graffitis that celebrated Carcavelos as the home town of graffit
Did you know that the Graffiti art in Portugal was born in Carcavelos? Yes, right in the walls of our high school Escola Secundária de Carcavelos, in 1988 - 30 years ago.
We will show you all the spots in Carcavelos where you can see amazing graffiti, come on board: 8 spots in our home town where you can see amazing graffiti
Movies, theatre, music, dance, arts, conferences, workshops - you name it, you'll find it here. CriAarte by Cascais Jovem is a cultural center in Carcavelos where you can go to concerts, theatre plays, shows, ect. It also works as a space for information about voluntary work and professional training and it's the headquarters of 2 youth organizations.
portuguese tile factory
If you love portuguese tiles, you can't miss visiting this traditional portuguese azulejo factory and store: Cerâmica Artística de Carcavelos.
Founded in 1987 the goal was to manufacture and the dissemination of traditional Portuguese tile, an art with more than 500 years of history.
Riviera shopping center
At Riviera (that is both an hotel and a shopping center) you'll find 63 stores including the pharmacy (open 24/7) and the supermarket.
You can park outside or in its free private parking (for 2 hours).
It's very close to our apartment - leaving the square of the apartment, turn right, left and right.
nova school of
business & economics
Right next to the beach, the NOVA School of Business and Economics is a university with a brand new campus and priviliged ocean views. Even if you're not interested in studiyng, you can visit its facilities.
forte são julião da barra
Dividing the beaches of Carcavelos and Praia da Torre, the Fort São Julião da Barra is one of Portugal’s largest maritime fortifications and is impressive for its size and power. It's the official residence of the Portuguese Ministry of Defence. It was built to protect the sandbar and access to the port of Lisbon. The construction began in the 16th century under King João III and its walls have been witness to some of Portugal’s major military confrontations. It’s well worth discovering its history protected by the ditches and bastions at the entrance to the city. It also gives us great waves!!
Junqueiro Park or Pinhal do Junqueiro is a large green space with lots of pine trees. It has several trails to sports, cycling and jogging and a picnic area. It's also the headquarters of one of the groups of local scouts.
It's right next to our apartment - leaving the square turn right and walk 100 meters.
There are lots of restaurants and coffee shops in Carcavelos
Check some we love in the area.
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