This luxury Pousada Hotel is in the beautiful coastal town of Cascais near Lisbon, Portugal.
The 16th century Citadel of Cascais has been converted to house a new Historic Design Pousada.
This new Cascais Pousada is the creation of the architects Goncalo Byrne and David Sinclair. They were instructed to preserve and respect the heritage value of the old fort and the natural beauty of its surroundings.
This luxury hotel is inside the walls of the historical fortress which is in the centre of Cascais.
The Fortress and Citadel of Cascais are part of a broad set of military defenses built between the 15th and 17th century. The buildings have undergone several changes during this time due to the growing defense needs against pirate attacks to the Lisbon Coast and entrance of the Tagus river.
Many of the Cascais Pousada bedrooms are dramatically set into the former military barracks. Others, more modern, enjoy spectacular views to the sea or over the huge internal patio spaces.
The Pousada of Cascais has a total of 126 bedrooms including 18 suites. All bedrooms have air conditioning, mini bar, multi channel LCD television, wi-fi, direct dial telephone, safe and a hair dryer.
The Pousada Cascais, Fortaleza da Cidadela, has restaurants, bars, free wireless internet access in the public areas, art shops, an indoor pool, a wellness centre and a business centre with ample meeting and conference facilities.
The Pousada is close to the centre of Cascais, the local beaches, parks and museums. Also nearby and east to get to by public ransport is the Casino at Estoril, the surfer’s paradise at Guincho and the Estoril race track. Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, is just a few kilometers away with a fast electric train every 10 minutes throughout the day..
Activities in the area include body boarding, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, paragliding, country walks, fishing and tennis. There are also a number of excellent golf courses in the Lisbon area.
You may also care to visit the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and the beautiful town of Sintra which has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The international airport at Lisbon (Lisboa) is approximately 35 kilometers from this Pousada of Portugal.
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