Located in the heart of this picturesque coastal town, it has been an important part of its history since its construction in 1813.
Named after Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões, who wrote Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), which tells the story of Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India, the square was designed by architect Francisco Xavier Fabri. It features a large fountain at its center, surrounded by cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings and shops. The square also boasts several statues dedicated to historical figures such as King Sebastian I and Dom João IV, both significant figures during Portugal’s Age of Discoveries.
On any given day you can find locals enjoying coffee or lunch at one of the many cafés that line the square while visitors take photos amidst its stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere. During summer months, local musicians often perform live music for passersby, adding even more charm to this already charming location.
One can’t visit Cascais without spending time exploring Luís de Camões Square – it’s truly a must-see when visiting this historic city.