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Cabo da Roca, Colares
(4.7/5 based on 4,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • To get to Cabo da Roca is not complex; in fact, once you exit the station to Sintra, you only have to travel a few meters and you will find on your left the bus 403, you will have no trouble understanding when to get off. The place is unforgettable, but since this is the ocean, watch the MIST or you risk not seeing anything! I went there at about 11.30, so late in the morning, and you can see from the picture the beautiful landscape of which I could enjoy. I suppose it's the best time to go since we had time to take pictures and walk around, before the fog he swallowed what surrounded us. If you are ever in the Office, you can request a certificate, issued by the municipality of Sintra, which "officially" your presence in the westernmost point of Europe! It costs 12 euro, but is cute (compiled by hand with impeccable handwriting, map background, lacquer and wax stamp photo). I also bought a sweatshirt in the shop of the offices, I paid about 30 euros, but is very hot and very durable. If one day you want to feel of surfers, go there and you will not regret it.
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  • Sintra run landing 40 minutes, where you can enjoy a fantastic sunset. Windy place, so remember to take warm clothing is recommended.
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  • For lovers of symbol, the westernmost point of continental Europe is worth a look. For others, it's a wild (but filled with tourists) place, very windy, close in the style of the Crozon peninsula.
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  • Very windy, the landscape somewhat reminds me of Cornwall (and I love Cornwall). Great views over the ocean and a very pretty lighthouse make this a very nice place to visit, even if you don't care about it being the most Westerly point of Europe. If you have the right shoes and know your way around a mountain trail, there is a small path that leads to a sort of hidden beach, about 500 metres north from the Lighthouse (google Praia da Ursa)
  • Cabo da Roca – at that place it is so easy to believe, that it is the place where the land ends! Often windy. Take a jacket. Weather is not predictable at that place and changes frequently. If you are lucky to catch a good weather, than you would be reworded with the stunning views from the cliff.
  • Beautiful blue. My guy told me the most of the time he brings people here what's a restraining but this day was beautiful we are very happy. That's open today to take pictures. Please be safe the wind is very strong in here. They said every year something that happened around the rocks because of people who do not pay attention. Be safe and enjoy the view
  • Very windy. Prepare a jacket. Toilet situated at the information office. Must buy 50 cents ticket to use toilet. The certificate is €11.00 if you wish to show others that you've been to the cape rock.
  • I was torn when I got here (October 2016) as to whether Cabo da Roca is Portugal's answer to Land's End, John O,Groats or the Mull of Galloway (other similar places are available)... It's not as commercial as Land's End or John O'Groats - there is an over-priced Loja, a restaurant and toilets (A lighthouse too I should add). The toilets charge for entry (.50 euro at time of visit). They run an interesting system where the toilets are guarded by a lady,,, when you approach to pay she waves you away to a ticket counter. There you pay, get a ticket and take it back to the lady who lets you in.. So now the whole place knows you need the toilet. For the men (I can's say if the Ladies offers such a treat) standing at the urinal you can look straight out at all the people arriving (And the lighthouse). And of course all the people can look at you... What is a fact is it's hugely popular. My late October visit coincided with no end of buses and self-travellers like me. I expect in season it's mad busy. all because it claims to be the most Westerly part of Europe - only when you get close does it concede that's mainland Europe. I should maybe have rated it higher. Maybe. You can tell me if you visit. And when you do..if..take the coast road to and from. Some stunning beaches reminiscent of Camber Sands... But that's another story...