One of the trendiest cities in the world, Lisbon’s appeal also draws from its surrounding cities, river and nearby coast lines. During your holidays in Lisbon, you can take some time to visit the Portuguese equivalent to the French and Italian Rivieras – the Estoril Coast. This coast stretches from Carcavelos Beach – a long stretch of clear sand roughly 15 km from Lisbon - all the way to the unique beach of Guincho – known for its world class conditions for surf, windsurf and kitesurf. Whether you like spending time enjoying the sun in small cliff-bound beaches, feel the warm sand under your feet while walking along wide stretches of sand beaches, or pump up your adrenaline with adventure sports or casino gambling, you’re bound to find something that appeals to you in the Estoril Coast.
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A long time ago in a castle near Lisbon a ferocious and satanic man dedicated his time to wizardry. One day he decided to marry and asked help from his rock crystal blade to find the most beautiful woman possible. When his horsemen brought in the woman he couldn’t believe how beautiful she actually was. In fact, her beauty made him so jealous and afraid someone would steal her love that he ordered her be kept away from other people. Some say though that he did this because he wasn’t able to get her to love him.
So the woman was placed in a cold and lonely castle tower. Locked away, just like people do with things they simultaneously love and hate… The rich man chose a guard who was his most loyal man, and also the only one who had never seen her beauty, so that he would stand guard without feelings of envy or temptation.
Close to the sea, time in the castle passed by, with the pace set by the tides. Weeks and months went by with the succession of days and nights. The captive woman was as lonely as the guard keeping her away from the world. Both shared the same horizon. The ocean. Always different but always the same. The music they shared was a mix of their own thoughts, the sounds of the ocean, and the wind blowing by the rocks and the castle walls.
One day, ...continue reading