As Cascais grew, its beach a playground for aristocrats, the neighbouring localities prospered, mostly as beach resorts. Monte Estoril became a resort for high finance types while Estoril, through local investment, became a popular resort, and earned a casino and hotels
Monte Estoril originated at the beginning of the 20th century as a result of the railways that connected the city of Lisbon to the village of Cascais. In 1910, when the Portuguese Republic was established, Monte Estoril was already a place of choice for the aristocracy due to its privileged location and beautiful landscapes.
“The Varied Architecture of Monte Estoril” (From Portugal with Love)