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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  • Very beautiful sharp and steep cliffs above the swirls. Impressive to see the anglers at the edge of these abysses. Lovely Chapel altar dedicated to Henri le Navigateur, whose history is as interesting that paradoxical... He's probably never been on a boat, has planned and financed expeditions that are never parties has neither married nor had any offspring. Its projects to achieve for his greater glory a century later...
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  • Stunning location, great nature and interesting history, impressive bastion, unfortunately, there is no reasonable Museum, no coffee and only a rudimentary shop. In one such historical place, more should be done!
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  • It cost 3 euros to get in and although there isn't much to see on the other side of the wall, its still worth it for the few euros. Great views and nice historical site.  more »
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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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