Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres

Along a coastline of natural beaches, discover Fortaleza de Sagres, a historical site featuring a great fortress, impressive plants, and wildlife. Henry the Navigator launched his expeditions from this site in the 1400s, beginning the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. Henry built a chapel next to his home in 1459 that was replaced with the Nossa Senhora da Graca church in 1579. The magnificent fortress was built to defend the region from North African raiders in the 16th century. Though the 1755 earthquake destroyed portions of the structures, they have undergone extensive renovations since. Using our online itinerary creator, Sagres attractions like Fortaleza de Sagres can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the best views in the Portuguese Algarve, impressive cliffs and coves of sand to be able to swim in crystalline water as if you were on a Caribbean island.
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  • deserves a half hour visit to make two pictures and enjoy the scenery as well as the crazy fishermen that there are cliffs. entry on the cheap and many parking spaces
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  • Good place to take kids. A walk around that makes it easy to use a stroller. Numerous families tickets at reduced prices. Spectacular scenery
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  • This place is very beautiful I had the privilege of knowing is magicoooo lindaaaaaaa views
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  • a point of the peninsula which should visit you ask because people stacking stones? But what acbaras doing your watch also encircle the cliff! the fortress is not very well because it is a very simple construction and not the inside of the water tank towers you can visit the journey is long and often wind
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  • Good parking
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Where to stay in Sagres

Portugal's most southwestern point, Sagres is a little isolated in terms of its surroundings but offers a range of lodging options. Head south of the city center to the neighborhoods of Tonel and Baleeira to be close to the surrounding beaches. You can indulge in an upscale hotel either on the beach or within easy walking distance that provides sweeping ocean views, comfortable rooms, and plenty of opportunities to relax poolside. You'll also find a wealth of apartments and villas here, which can accommodate larger groups and provide a bit more privacy than the hotel scene.
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