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Cabo da Roca Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 447 photos

Where the land ends and the sea begins...

Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a stunning place to visit, with high cliffs dipping into the Atlantic Ocean below. It is the westernmost point not only of main land Portugal, but also of mainland Europe.
It is located in the municipiality of Sintra.
The town of Sintra is located about 18km away and is an attractive place to visit, with a handful of castles/palaces, which we had visited earlier in the day.
The Portuguese poet Luís de Camões is responsible for the oft quoted "where the land ends and the sea begins" (Portuguese: Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa) to describe Cabo da Roca.

We were lucky to arrive here to a deep blue sky, perfect for photographs of our own, and another VT group shot.
Antonio and Teresa had also brought along a few bottles of Portuguese wines, cherry liquors and port to make a toast! Needless to say, the bottles were soon emptied.

To commemorate your visit, you can buy a certificate from the Tourist Information office, which states that you visited the westernmost point of Europe

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely scenery
  • Cons:Can't think of any- it is what it is....
  • In a nutshell:Get yourself certified!
  • Last visit to Cabo da Roca: May 2009
  • Intro Updated Jun 14, 2009
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Great page, well-written tips! Now off back to your housework! Gillybob greetings

  • Andrew_W_K's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    It's a long time since I was there but it's a great place to visit. Nice tip.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Nice place, we had 7 days in Cascais Sept'08. Thank you for the Birthday Greeting, we had a good day.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    A very well done page with lots of information to take the most of the most western european place and great pics. Yes I was very relaxed with the fresh air of the ocean or the fresh air conditioning of the bus ;-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    The main pic is amazing Sue. Cabo da Roca certainly was a beautiful spot to take our VT group pics. Great updates Sue.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 5:02 AM

    Wonderful photos--it looks like it Cabo da Roca was the perfect place for the perfect group!

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