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Ian Flemming, a journalist and British Naval Intelligence officer, is the author of the fiction  character James Bond.

He was inspired by Dusko Popov, a famous double agent and frequent guest at the Hotel Palácio do Estoril.

Estoril was, during the Second World War, a meeting point for European royalty exiled in Portugal and for British and German spies and one of the places Fleming regularly stayed.


Considered the Portuguese Riviera, a few kilometers from Lisbon, the avenue with the Casino at the top is the heart of Estoril, well framed by its gardens and the beach of Tamariz, with the terraces and the riverside promenade that extends to neighboring Cascais .

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© Palácio do Estoril Golf & Spa

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