Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra

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Take in the impressive view at Cabo Espichel, a cape with towering cliffs looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. A lighthouse and a church (Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel) stand close to the edge and are still in use. After you have your fill of the view, look for the dinosaur fossil footprints in the Jurassic strata. Stop at the on-site cafe for a chance to rest your feet. Use our Sesimbra trip planner to arrange your visit to Cabo Espichel and other attractions in Sesimbra.
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  • Park beside the tea room and walk back 200 yards to the Dinosaur trail According to the board they have evidence of this, we did see this but remain sceptical Still a nice walk to do, just over an hou...  more »
  • To do the detour to discover this place worthy of the Breton or English sides. In addition to the tower by the lighthouse and the Sanctuary (it is unfortunately forbidden to take pictures inside the pretty little church), there is a path to reach the ruins at the level of the cap which offers breathtaking views. The wind remind you that we are at the edge of the Atlantic!
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  • An incredible precipice! Much wind, be careful, but enjoy! It is a very rocky area, when I had a meeting of motorcyclists. They came quickly and were stopping traffic lights change according to the speed reading the radar and if they exceed the speed Gets the red light 100 metres. The meeting surrounded over 1000 riders and they had everything. We just enjoy the view.
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  • Amazing view point. Must visit place if you touring Lisbon.
  • Beautiful place off the beaten track. Have to visit the church which is amazing, however it closes for lunch.
  • Early February does not seems the best time for a coastal walk. It actualy was. The barren and windswept promotory was almost empty. The vibrant Lisabon was seen just over the bay, but the land of Cabo Espichel was lonely, quiet and imaginative. We made a walk on the cliffs and discovered footprints of dinosaurs. We also admired stunning clifs, wild Atlantic, seaguls and heather. Pilgrim church snd lighthouse added to the beauty of the place. An ecxellent day trip from Lisbon!
  • Mysterious and romantic place. It is one of the best view on the Atlantic ocean not so far from Sesimbra. Must see if you in this region! Rocks, wild see, light-house on the hill, the old church, the steps of dinosaurs and magic atmosphere especially by the en of the day. The landscape is wild and marked with massive cliffs that are pounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Wonderful view from there. For a national patrimonial protected place shod be in better conditions. Lack of maintenance.
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