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  • Sagres

    Also known as the Promontorium Sacrum (sacred promontory), Sagres Point is both geographically and historically significant. Once considered the end of the known world by many it is in fact neither the most westerly or southerly point of...

    Sagres
  • Vicentine Coast near Sagres

    One of the finest stretches of protected coast in Europe. Over 100 km of natural habitat from Porto Covo in the Alentejo, to Burgau in the Algarve

  • Cabo Espichel sunset

    The cape of Cabo Espichel is a windswept, rocky headland at the south-western tip of the land across the Tejo, around 40 kilometres south of Lisbon.  This is a wild, desolate spot, where giant waves crash against sheer, towering...

    Sesimbra
  • Parque Florestal Monsanto - Lisbon

    Monsanto Forest Park (Parque Florestal Monsanto) is a large, protected forested area to the west of Lisbon which provides a welcome opportunity to relax away from the traffic and crowds of the city.

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    Lisbon
  • Arrabida Natural Park

    The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) covers an area of over 100 square kilometres and is only about a 30 minute drive south from the capital city of Lisbon. It was given protected status as a national...

    Sesimbra Setúbal
  • Ponta da Piedade - Lagos

    The sea cliffs on the western edge of Lagos create the fantastical rock formation of Ponta da Piedade. Access to this ensemble of grottoes and sea arches is via hundreds of steps cut into the cliffs. However, the best way to appreciate it is by boat.

    Lagos
  • Ilha Deserta beach - Faro

    Deservedly known as the "deserted island", Barreta is a narrow 7 km long sandbank off the coast of Faro. It is in fact the closest of a number of sandy islands that make up this stretch of coast. Forming part of the...

    Faro
  • Berlangas Island sunset

    Located around 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Peniche is the rugged Berlengas Archipelago. This collection of 3 little islands, named Estelas, Farilhões and Berlenga, is virtually uninhabited, well, except for about a million seabirds! Now a...

    Peniche
  • Cabo da Roca

    The rocky headland of Cabo da Roca , 40 kilometres southwest of Lisbon, has the distinction of being the most westerly point of mainland Europe and the Eurasian landmass and there is a monument here to tell you just that. To make...

    Cascais Sintra
  • Boca do Inferno, Cascais

    Literally translated, Boca do Inferno means the "Mouth of Hell". Whether this coastal rock formation near Cascais actually lives up to its name largely depends on the sea conditions. On a calm, sunny day it can be positively idyllic, however,...

    Cascais

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