Santa Marta cove, right next to the Cascais Marina, is one of the most romantic spots in town. There lies, since the early 1900s, a house that is just as romantic. Designed by Raul Lino - who did a lot of work in Cascais -, it is known as the House of Santa Maria, and it is probably one of Cascais’s most photographed buildings. A private home for almost 100 years, it changed hands from one owner to the next until it was acquired by the Cascais City Hall, who decided to open it to the public. Walking around the house you will find several tile panels - the most significant of which are by António de Oliveira Bernardes (1662-1732), of the National Baroque period -, two amazing balconies with beanbag chairs where you can sit and enjoy the view, a chapel, a kitchen and a salon - the old furniture is long gone, but the beauty remains.