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The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts and other military defences built in secrecy to defend Lisbon and repel Napoleon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington in 1810
Mafra is mostly known for the sumptuous Mafra National Palace inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Other points of interest include the Tapada Nacional de Mafra, an enclosed wildlife and game reserve, and Ericeira’s World Surf Reserve, the second in the world.
Located on the Portuguese Riviera Cascais is a popular seaside resort attracting members of the nobility who built impressive mansions in an eclectic style. Many of these are now world class museums.
Cascais’ coastline is home to 17 stunning beaches. All this is only 1hr drive from our villa.