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Núcleo de Interpretação da Duna da Cresmina

Rua da Areia, Cresmina, , Guincho-Cascais
Núcleo de Interpretação da Duna da Cresmina     Núcleo de Interpretação da Duna da Cresmina

The Duna da Cresmina Visitor Centre is a place dedicated to the study and observation of the Guincho and Cresmina sand-dunes in the Guincho-Oitavos district of the Sintra- Cascais Natural Park.

The centre is the starting point of an educational tour that gives people the chance to explore the dunes and find out all about them along a dedicated footpath.

On this tour, you can see native plants such as marram grass, sea daffodils, thrift and juniper, among others. A great variety of fauna such as insects, reptiles and birds live in perfect harmony with all these plants. Another important inhabitant is the spiny-footed lizard, whose very survival depends on the fine ecological balance of these dune systems. All along the route, panels provide visitors with information about the various plants and animals that exist there.

Cascais recently received the first Vistas International sustainable tourism award in recognition of all the work that has been carried out protecting these dunes.

Opening hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
Free admission.