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Obidos is the finest example of a Portuguese walled town, and is one of the best tourist destinations of the Lisbon region.

Buddha Eden Garden

Asian peace garden with sculptures, lakes, pagodas, giant Buddha & terracotta soldiers

Torres Vedras

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.


Surrounding Lisbon is a region of stunning natural beauty, fascinating historic towns and glorious sandy beaches.


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.

Things to do

  • In the village within walking distance there are traditional restaurants, a taverna, a 5 a side pitch, an amazing bakery, a small supermarket, a post office and ATM and a wonderful ‘adega’ ( wine shop direct from the producers ) where you can try all of their award winning wine before you buy.

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