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Ponta da Sagres

Ponta da Sagres

Aerial photograph of the point in Sagres.

The fortress on the headland dates back to the 15th century, although it has been built a few times since.

Also on the headland is the 'Wind Rose', a compass wiht a 143 ft diameter marked out in stone on the ground. It is around the same age as the fort and was used for measuring the direction of the wind.

To either side are the beaches of Tonel and Mareta.