Sagres Point

Ponta da 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 Portugal (and therefore continental Europe). However, it can be considered the most southwestern-most point and it certainly maintains a feel of being the end of the world.

It is the site of Henry the Navigator's 15th century fortress and also the Rosa dos Ventos, a 43 metre compass laid out on the ground. There is also the small 16th chapel of Nossa Senhora da Graça.

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Although Sagres is on the Algarve it doesn't have the same over-developed holiday town feel of some of those towns further east. Situated within a few kilometres of Europe's most south western point, ...