Casa de Santa Maria: House of St Mary

Cascais Portugal

The Casa de Santa Maria lies to the southern edge of Cascais on the Avenue Rei Humberto Ii de Itália, opposite the Condes de Castro Guimaraes Museum and next to the blue and white lighthouse. As with all museums and publicly owned buildings in Cascais there is no entrance fee.

The House of Saint Mary was constructed in the 19th century by an Irish millionaire who made his fortune in the tobacco industry and was once the most luxurious private residence of Cascais.  It is a unique blend of different architectural styles and it is well worth visiting the house and surrounding gardens.

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