"Cabo de St vicente and Sagres Fortress" Top 5 Page for this destination Sagres by Carmela71

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Lands end....

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 …..

the fortress

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.

This photo was done 17 years ago on my first visit.

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  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 6:48 PM

    Gorgeous !!! White walls and Blue waters ... *droooollll* ... and Shopping !! ;-))

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 3:41 PM

    Who's this Pirate Drake? Surely you don't mean Sir Francis Drake, the heroic British seafarer, who helped relieve the Spanish of the gold they had plundered from America ;-)))

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 5:07 PM

    Hi Carmen ,exellent page ,you seen about everything that we saw when in Sagres when I saw a small Freighter (Schip)sailing by from the cliffs I saw my self on one of these ships again.Your page is and pic's are awsome Carmen.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2004 at 5:44 PM

    thanks for jogging my memos with this lovely page


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