"Cabo de St vicente and Sagres Fortress" Top 5 Page for this destination Sagres by Carmela71
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Till the XV century Cabo de São Vicente was consider as the Finisterre of the south, where the land ended and began the storms, mystery and darkness.
Romans already used to call it Promontorium Sacrum, showing us that this point has fascinated many before us…. :-)
Enrique The sailor created the school of Sailors here in Algarve one of the bests in Europe in that times, for that he brought the best astronomers from Arabia , th best italian cartographers, the brave saliler from Mayorca island …..
If you got to Algarve, there is a place you should not miss, the Cape St Vincent that is the most southerly western point of Europe at Sagres.
It is a perfect day trip.
In between the 7 km from the Sagres fortress to cape Vincent you will find a few beaches easy to visit, this one next... more travel advice
this monument was dedicated to Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Afonso Henrique) the one that created the School of... more travel advice
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