Pestana Cidadela Cascais


A beacon of a bygone era, the emblematic 16th century Citadel of Cascais reinvents itself to house a brand new Historic Design Pousada. After painstaking restoration of the old fortress, this project embraces a new generation of Pousadas (Viseu, Estoi, Porto), bigger units of outstanding architectural heritage merit in singular locations. The Citadel undoubtedly has great importance as a tourist landmark and this luxurious new Pousada is a reference to the cultural promotion of Cascais. It is a popular summer resort for tourists, with many attractive features, and this new property will only add to this in a positive way. The Pousada is close to the beach, overlooks the sea, and boasts both an indoor and outdoor pool. The Pestana Cidadela Cascais is also the first in Europe to have its own Art District.

How To Arrive

On the coast, 35 minute drive south west from Lisbon Airport.


Located in the Citadel Fortress that once defended the city. Right next to the beach, marina and the cultural centre of Cascais, and at a 5 minute walk from the town centre and less than an hour from Lisbon city.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Spa
  • Lift
  • 24h reception
  • Free WiFi
  • Shop


  • Estoril 5 km - A cosmopolitan coastal town which has maintained its somewhat faded grandeur. The picturesque beach of Tamariz is overlooked by a castle and has many cafes and bars. Behind the beach is the casino which was the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond and Casino Royal.
  • Guincho 9 km -The magnificent sandy Atlantic beach of Guincho has some of the best rollers in Europe – it’s a true paradise for surfers.
  • Sintra 17 km - a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its fairytale palace, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections.
  • Queluz 23 km -The Palace of Queluz is Portugal’s finest example of Rococo architecture.
  • Lisbon 27 km - Europe’s second oldest capital city which oozes history and culture.
  • Mafra 36 km - When built, the gigantic Mafra Palace was intended to compete in magnificence and grandeur with Spain’s Escorial and St. Peter’s in Rome.
  • Ericeira 39 km - A charming fishing village with narrow streets, whitewashed houses edged in blue, sandy beaches and excellent seafood restaurants.

Nearest Paradores

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC DOUBLE – from € 128.00 / night B&B

SUPERIOR DOUBLE – from € 153.00 / night B&B

DOUBLE ART DISTRICT - from € 153.00 / night B&B

DOUBLE SUPERIOR WITH BALCONY - from € 172.00 / night B&B

DOUBLE SUPERIOR SEA VIEW - from € 184.00 / night B&B

JUNIOR SUITE - from € 180.00 / night B&B

ART DISTRICT JUNIOR SUITE - from € 180.00 / night B&B

SEA VIEW SUITE - from € 441.00 / night B&B

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE - from € 524.00 / night B&B