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  • 1 Ponta de Sagres Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    P - 8650 Ponta de Sagres

    Sagres Point is partly taken up by the fortress which was built in the 16C. Badly damaged by the earthquake of 1755, it was repaired by the "New State" in 1940 and recently restored. Having gone through the gate, visitors enter a large cour..

  • 2 The Southwest Point of Portugal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    P - Sagres

    Not far from Sagres, Cape Finisterre drops dramatically into the sea. This southwesternmost point in Europe is imbued with history. It was here in the 15C that Henry the Navigator established a school of navigation, which was to be crucial in the gre..

  • This nature park covers 74 788ha from Burgo in the Algarve to Sines in the Alentejo. From Cape St Vincent to Sines, the coastline is wild. Battered by wind and waves, the protected Costa Vicentina has tall grey cliffs rising above beaches which are o..

  • 4 Costa Vicentina Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    P - Vila do Bispo

    The coastal cliffs border a wild and empty landscape. A route starting at Vila de Bispo takes in the beaches of Castelejo, Cordoama and Barriga (accessible by car). West of Carrapateira, a route taking in the point has fine views of the steep coastli..

  • 5 Church

    Religious buildings

    Sítio das Eiras P - 8650 Vila do Bispo

    This Baroque church has gilded wood and walls dressed with azulejos which date from 1715. A door provides access to a small sacred museum where you can see attractive crucifixes.

  • 6 Beliche Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 8650 Ponta de Sagres

    Built in the 16C, then rebuilt in the 18C, this small fort on the road to Cape St Vincent on top of the nearly vertical cliffs. Fine view over Sagres Point.

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