Estoril

Founded by Romans Estoril was a place of the Royal family exile during many centuries; nowadays it is a popular resort with many beaches, ancient churches, restaurants, shops and one of the largest in the world casinos. Estoril is famous for ancient fortresses located on the rocks washed by the Atlantic waters - the Citadel and Boca do Inferno (the Devilish Fortress). On the way from Cascais to Sintra there is the extreme Western point of Europe Cape of Roca (Capo do Roca); here one can visit a famous stele situated 140 m above the sea level. By the storm heavy waves raise above the rocks breaking into hundreds of rainbows creating unforgettable images of these legendary places.




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