6 things to do in Estoril, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Portugal
Formerly a civil parish of Portugal, Estoril has become a popular resort. Its geographical location and history make it a place where it is possible to engage in several types of recreational and cultural activities. Here are things to do in Estoril.
1 – The praia do Tamariz
The beach of Tamariz is located at the end of the Estoril Casino Avenue. It was once frequented by high society when it was called the Elegant Beach. Its geographical location is very favorable since it is in the center of the main services. It is for example located very close to the train line. The beach is very nice.
You can also enjoy the Atlantic swimming pool installed near the pontoon.
The beach is welcoming and safe. The security is assured day and night. You can rent boats and umbrellas.
You will also find bars, restaurants and showers.
Car rental to get around Estoril
Estoril is a city rich in monuments and attractions and to be able to see every corner, renting a car is probably the best option, knowing that some sites even allow you to pick up your rental car directly at the airport, or downtown like this one.
2 – The casino of the city of Estoril
The Estoril Casino is one of the largest casinos in Europe. Most of the tourists make a point of going there. It is located at the bottom of the garden of Estoril, in the middle of a beautiful seascape.
Not only can you play there, but you can also attend quality shows. The casino offers a thousand slot machines, in addition to table games and daily poker tournaments. The cuisine is also excellent.
3 – Museum Condes de Castro Guimaraes
The Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum is a old count’s residence of the nineteenth century. It exhibits antique furniture and pieces of silverware and ceramics belonging to the history of Portugal. You will also find bronzes, carpets and Chinese vases from the eighteenth century. The museum also presents precious and rare books.
One of its main attractions is its curious organ-armory from 1753.
4 – Casa das historias Paula Rego
The Casa das historias Paula Rego is a very popular museum in the Estoril area. It was designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura in order to offer a place to exhibit some works of the artist Paula Rego. Several unpublished drawings are gathered there in addition to the private collection of the artist who lived for a long time in Estoril.
The museum also presents meetings, films and documentaries and several activities for all audiences.
5 – The garden of Estoril
The Estoril Garden is a small, well laid out park ideal for a walk while enjoying the seaside landscape and climate. In addition to the shaded areas, you will find several very good restaurants specializing in seafood. You can also use the exercise rooms and showers.
If you go for a walk at night, you’ll enjoy the illuminated waterways.
6 – La praia da Azarujinha
The praia da Azarujinha is a nice, more discreet beach at the foot of a cliff. The place is very popular with surfers. The water is cool and you are sheltered from the wind while enjoying the sun.
The place is ideal for admiring the landscape in the quiet.
We hope this has whetted your appetite for travel to Estoril when you can travel safely again.