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Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres

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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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  • This is a quiet fort surrounded on 3 sides with sea. Very rustic but well maintained structure offers walks on the walls of the castle. Great sea views and photo ops. The shop on-site offers some... 
    This is a quiet fort surrounded on 3 sides with sea. Very rustic but well maintained structure offers walks on the walls of the castle. Great sea views and photo ops. The shop on-site offers some...  more »
  • Visiting Europe’s most south-western point is one of those must-dos while in Algarve. Beautiful as an afternoon or sunset hike as the walking trail goes all around the area. Very windy at all times... 
    Visiting Europe’s most south-western point is one of those must-dos while in Algarve. Beautiful as an afternoon or sunset hike as the walking trail goes all around the area. Very windy at all times...  more »
  • From outside it looks impressive. However, when you enter, you realise that the fort is really just the front wall, together with a few gun casements on the headland that constitutes the fort. An... 
    From outside it looks impressive. However, when you enter, you realise that the fort is really just the front wall, together with a few gun casements on the headland that constitutes the fort. An...  more »
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  • Fantastic - don't miss it! Ramparts of fort are impressive, but best is the walk around the enclosed headland inside - great natural flora with just enough information boards. The sink holes are fantastic - sounds from the sea caves rush up to the surface.
  • Lovely scenery and history attached to the Fortress. Bring good walking shoes surface uneven in places. Nice places to stop to have food and a drink. Well worth a visit. Watch the weather it can get cool all depending what time of the year.
  • The walk is great around the cliffs and plenty of birds and plants to spot if you're into the nature side of things. The Castle is no great shakes, its just a wall and open at the back. Relaxing though.
  • Great place to visit and the entrance is almost free (3€/adult and 1'5€/students or with the youth card). There are information posts about the important points and the views, space and fortress is impressive.
  • Definitely worth a visit, this impenetrable fortress is strategically surrounded by 40m high dramatic cliffs that drop into the Atlantic Ocean on three sides. Interesting walk to what must be the most south westly point in Europe.

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