Cabo da Roca, Colares

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Colares attractions like Cabo da Roca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What an amazing place -- do not miss this tour . The views and the ocean were amazing ! Bring comfy shoes .  more »
  • The idea of a tourist attraction at the westernmost point of continental Europe may sound kitschy, but the Cabo is worth the detour for its great views of the Atlantic. Leave your hat in the car thoug...  more »
  • This is a place you should see even if only to tick this in your "unique places to visit" list. There is nothing special in this place. Nice view of the ocean and many many tourists. I recommend going...  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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