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Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. To visit Fortaleza de Sagres on your trip to Sagres, use our Sagres vacation route planner.
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  • very beautiful monument but not shade to avoid the scorching days; on arrival the landscape is desert (bordered by a military zone) but the walk and the wonderful view
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  • My husband and I drove from Lagos to see sunset. There are beautiful views fro this location of the coast like and of then setting and we are so glad we made the trip. We didn't go into the fort so ca...  read more »
  • The day was of sprinkles. In the lobby a gentleman look bored. We ask family ticket. We were 3 adults and one child under 3 years. Was half the price. The rosa dos ventos needs serious maintenance, as well as the rest of the complex. The Valley view ...
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  • I was dumbfounded by the views along this end of the world. Omg!!! Absolute must go. The fort looks intimidating from a distance. I didn't actually go into the fort as it didn't look like there was much to it.
  • Sagres is a must see and experience in a life time the fortress will give your body such a wind swept feeling, due to the fortress extending well out into the sea, Many famous captains were trained here at this Naval base, has soon has you enter you will notice the enormous compass marked out on the ground.
  • Amazing view with a lot to see. For 3 euros you can be in the place where the world discoverers and navigators learn their navigation techniques.
  • It's cheap at 3 euros. Amazing views. It's worth paying to go inside. Make sure you walk out to the big circle maze thing and when you get to the center stop and listen. A little cave opening emits the sounds of the waves below. It's pretty wild!
  • There's a lot to see for the €3 entry. Well, a lot of coast to see. There are pavements that take you through the wild coastal flowers and out to some impressive vantage points. Be sure to visit the round building towards the tip of the land where it's possible to sit and hear/feel the waves. Quite a unique experience. The construction taking place of a visitor centre/shop/restaurant does detract from the overall impression of the place.
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