The people of Cascais have gone to the Boca do Inferno market for decades to buy warm woollen jumpers and sheepskin slippers. Believe us, once you’ve tried the slippers, you won’t want to wear anything else all winter. There is also a number of stalls selling Portuguese plates, many of them hand-painted, which make excellent souvenirs. The stalls are open every day, and even if you don't buy anything, they make for a good stroll after taking a peek at the Boca do Inferno.
The town might be best known for its beaches, its walks and its fresh fish. But there is more to it... much more. You also need to fill the fridge – or the bookshelves – and keep the economy going. How? With a range of different fairs and markets, which take place daily, weekly or annually. Whether it's to buy the best fresh produce (remember Cascais is surrounded by countryside and that high-quality products come from the Saloia region), or to buy a plate as a souvenir, or to experience an authentic Portuguese fair, it is, as they say in good Portuguese: the customer's choice.