PRACTICAL

Venue

Cascais

The Casa

We are happy to partner with the Municipality of Cascais and Fundação Dom Luís to offer an incredible venue for the first Portugal Spirit Festival — Casa de Santa Maria!

The House of Saint Mary was once a luxurious private estate, belonging to an Irish millionaire, George O’Neil, who made his fortune in the tobacco industry. Constructed in 1902, this 19th-century residence is made of materials found only in Portugal by the architect Raul Lino, disregarding architecture trends of that time. The Casa, like many old Portuguese buildings, incorporates Moorish designs and engineering. The painted tiles on the ground floor were salvaged from a crumbing chapel in the centre of Lisbon.

The Opening Night and Full Day events will take place at the Casa. The ground floors would home the Earth Room and Healing Rooms. The second floor would be the main Sky Room. The gardens, porch and beach of the Casa will also host the Festival.

Entrance to the Casa is free, but due to capacity issues, registration is required to obtain a Festival Pass. Please register for your pass on our website.

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The Parque

We are happy to partner with the Municipality of Cascais and Fundação Dom Luís to offer the Parque Marechal as one of our venues!

The Parque is home to many roosters, peacocks, fishes, turtles and many other animals. Its shady trees and ample seating is the best place to relax.

Entrance to the Parque is free

Destination Cascais

The Bali Spirit Festival sets itself amidst the paddy fields of Ubud. It’s charming hills and and surcharged atmosphere gave birth to the festival. The Portugal Spirit Festival brings you the Atlantic coast. The charming town of Cascais is a beach town with dramatic cliffs. Its hypnotic tiled streets and mansions that once house European elites does not fail to inspire. In fact, it even inspired Ian Fleming who wrote “James Bond” in this endearing town. We are pleased to announce a picturesque backdrop to our Portugal Spirit Festival.

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Transport

From Lisbon International Airport (via Metro and Train):

Take the red metro line towards São Sebastião and get off at the Alameda station and there you must change to the green line that will take you directly to Cais do Sodré station (end of the line). From the aboveground Cais do Sodré station, take the train that connects Lisbon to Cascais, and get off at Cascais Station (last stop). Sit on the left side of the train for the best views.
Approximate duration: 50 minutes.
Ticket budget: €5

From Lisbon Centre (via Train):

From the aboveground Cais do Sodré station, take the train that connects Lisbon to Cascais, and get off at Cascais Station (last stop). Sit on the left side of the train for the best views.
Approximate duration: 30 minutes.
Ticket budget: €3

From Lisbon Centre (via Car):

If you’re arriving by car, the fastest way to arrive in Cascais is by taking highway A5. For the A5 you have to pay a toll of €1,30 more or less. You also can take the N6 (Via Av. Marginal) along the more scenic coastal drive to Cascais.
Approximate duration: 30 minutes.
Toll budget: €2