Located halfway between Lisbon and Cascais, 12 kilometers west of Lisbon, Carcavelos does not necessarily entice tourists by a wealth of architectural landmarks or by a surprising historical patrimony. It is, on the other hand, a top-of-the-range day trip destination for holidaymakers of Lisbon. A trip to Carcavelos is, in fact, an entrance into a world where the charm is yielded by the typical magic of the sea: beaches, sand, waves and sun, a formula which will always guarantee both the tourist success of any given destination and a thrilling vacation for the most demanding visitors.

In fact, the Carcavelos beach is one of the first-hand and most popular beaches on the Lisbon coast. It is a favorite of surfers due to the towering waves which give all surfing aficionados the opportunity to delight in their favorite pastime all the year round, in winter included.

The beach aside, tourists might also allow for visiting the old Sao Juliao da Bara Fortress (Forte de Sao Juliao da Barra), the historical function of which came down to defending the settlements located on the Tagus River mouth against the attack attempts of invaders coming from the sea.

Carcavelos, Portugal
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