Cascais, a village with 650 years of history, has a tradition of tolerance and pluralism. Our mission and our vocation is to render true public service to all those who were born here, live, work or visit us. A little over 20 minutes from the capital Lisbon, and bordered by a waterfront that opens doors to the endless Atlantic Ocean, has much to show and a participative population, to whom the words voluntary and spirit of mission say a lot. With over 214.134 inhabitants and a territory of 97.4 km2, a third of which is in a Natural Park, Cascais is proud of its treasures and people and its sense of hospitality. Today, as before the pandemic, we offer heritage, history, culture, gastronomy, sport and nature.
The Municipality of Valongo was born 185 years ago, in 1836, and the history of this 75 square kilometer territory has been broad in its examples of growth and entrepreneurship. Since then, Valongo has been developing a set of very rich and diverse identity brands with a unique profile, which affirm and distinguish the municipality in the Porto Metropolitan Area, highlighting a centuries-old tradition of Biscoito and Regueifa, the art of the Traditional Portuguese Toy , a spectacular tradition of the Festa das Bugiadas and Mouriscadas, the Slate, the Religious Monuments and the beauty of the Santa Justa and Pias Mountains, the main entrance to the Parque das Serras do Porto The Municipality of Valongo's mission is to improve people's quality of life, the performance conditions of all local partners, and the strategic affirmation of all the values of the municipal territory and the purpose of building a municipality centered on people and prepared for overcome the challenges of innovation and modernity, within the framework of sustainable development. To pursue this vision, the City Council of Valongo bases its action on the following values: • Valuing people; • Territorial competitiveness; • Environmental sustainability; • Quality; • Efficiency; • Transparency; • Citizen participation.