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Cabo Sao Vicente Lighthouse - Sagres

Cabo Sao Vicente Lighthouse - Sagres

This headland of Cabo Sao Vicente (Cape Saint Vincent) is the south westerly tip of Portugal (and Europe).

The legend of the martyr Saint Vincent is that his relics were mysteriously transported by ravens from the Holy Land to the Cape and subsequently guarded by them. In 1173 the ravens reputedly then moved the relics to Lisbon where they remain to this day.

On the tip is the lighthouse and a few hundred metres back is the 17th century fort constructed by Prins Henry the Navigator or Dom Alfonso Henrique and inside the Fort was a Maritime school built, for Navigation an Exploration.