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Cabo de São Vicente from the air

Cabo de São Vicente from the air

An aerial view of Cabo de São Vicente (The Cape of St Vincent) on the Algarve's Atlantic coast near Sagres.

With its location in the extreme southwest of Portugal it was once thought by many to be the end of the world. It turns out it wasn't and many of the great Portuguese voyages of discovery set off from near here.

The lighthouse here dates back to the mid 1800s and incorporated the buildings of a 16th century Franciscan convent.

Sagres

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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, ...

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