Carcavelos Tourism

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Carcavelos (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐɾkɐˈvɛluʃ]) was, until 2013, a civil parish in the Portuguese municipality of Cascais, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Lisbon. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Carcavelos e Parede. The parish was known for the Carcavelos wine. With the decline of the wine-making industry in the region, the attractiveness of its beaches have made the parish a destination for surfing, owing to ocean conditions. At the mouth of the Tagus River and east of the main beach is the fortification of Fort of São Julião da Barra. It was used to protect the Tagus from enemy ships, but in the 20th-century it became the official summer residence of the Minister of Defense. In the 19th- and 20th-centuries, Carcavelos was an important landing point in the international telegraph network, providing crucial communication links for the British Empire: most of the links were run by forerunners of the Cable & Wireless company. Carcavelos is home to a number of international schools including Saint Julian's School.


Looking for travel information about Carcavelos? Explore the best travel advice on Carcavelos, Portugal. When planning a trip to Carcavelos, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Lisbon. Take a short trip from Carcavelos and set some time aside to explore the Lisbon. Dotted with places like Oceanario De Lisboa, Belem Tower, Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Carcavelos, you'll have to take a flight to Lisbon; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Carcavelos are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Carcavelos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Carcavelos

    Know the pollution level of Carcavelos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Carcavelos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Carcavelos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Carcavelos.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.45 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.45 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 20.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 34.09 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.73 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.73 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.55 (Low)
  • Living in Carcavelos - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.28 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.73 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.87 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.64 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Carcavelos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Carcavelos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 110.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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