Cabo da Roca, Colares

4.6
#1 of 13 in Nature in Central Portugal
Europe's most Western point, Cabo da Roca offers beautiful views of the rugged coast. Walk or bike to the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy time outside while exploring this spot, known as the Rock of Lisbon in the Age of Sail--a windy cape of granite boulders and rocky sea cliffs. Try to spot the low-lying vegetation and marine birds roosting temporarily along the coast and in nearby coves. At the site's monument, you can grab a bite to eat or explore nearby shops. To visit Cabo da Roca and get the most from your holiday in Colares, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colares online road trip planner .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Nice point of view. There are always lots of world and wind, lots of wind. The shop n memory is frankly not top but good if you are lost and have nowhere to buy your memories, why not. There are places to park the car.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Unique romantic Nice really and definitely windy go there at sunset you will not regret for landscape because of the emotion that conveys
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  • August 19, 2017
    The car park makes this monument very accessible, even for my daughter on crutches! Stunning views of the coastline.  more »
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  • Hold onto your hat and skirt as the wind does blow strongly even on a calm day. Beautiful sights at every angle you take picture. Btw, the fences are there for your protection... I saw so many people crossing them for the 'perfect shot' but it is not worth your life... don't cross the fence and you will still be able to snap amazing shots. I promise. Btw, because of the cliffs face west, the pictures look amazing when you go in the late afternoon. Not sure if you can snap good shot of the cliffs in the morning since the sun would cast shadow... but the ocean would look fabulous I would reckon.
  • Amazing scenery in a place where the forces of nature are always present! Feel the mighty wind and embrace the thin air! Don't miss the viewpoints, one to the right of the cross over the beautiful Ursa beach, the other to the right, over the rocky coast and Cabo Raso! Always bring comfortable shoes and a windshield jacket, even on summer time! On clear days try to get there just before sunset for an even better experience! Enjoy!
  • Western most point of Europe. It cant get better than this. An amazing look out point a fantastic drive and wonderful scenary all around
  • Amazing view, bring your jacket even if it's not too cold in the city it will be cold and heavy breeze here.
  • Cape Roca, the furthest romantic place in the Europe, the view is amazing and breath taking! It's picturesque! BTW don't forget to bring windproof jackets, because the wind is super strong and it's difficult to walk or stand sometimes! Couples can try the classic and famous posture on the cliff facing the sea if you dare! There are several buses from Sintra and Cascais, normally one per 30 minutes

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