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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  • August 19, 2017
    A great place to spend a pleasant afternoon is a great ride ... and of course meet Sesimbra...com good restaurants and beautiful beaches
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  • August 19, 2017
    Taken the must-attend Cape Roca, as the main geographic attraction of Central Portugal, but, believe me, you will be enchanted by this place and Cape Roca loses on all counts. Firstly, here is breathtakingly beautiful, secondly, there is no such an insane amount of tourists. But there is a 13-century chapel and a beautiful Monastery complex. Here you can introduce yourself a medieval Pilgrim. An unforgettable place!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The lighthouse with a range greater than 25 nautical miles was commissioned by the famous Marquis of Pombal (which rebuilt Lisbon after the earthquake) thus being the oldest in Portugal. The current sanctuary is of the 18th century, which, in turn, replaced another three centuries earlier, which had its origin in a legend of a miraculous apparition of the Virgin to elders. Place of pilgrimage, has an air of dish of cinema of colonial film, which gives a fascinating look.
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