São Vicente Cape, Sagres, Algarve

Go on a trip to São Vicente cape on your way to Sagres and enjoy a memorable sunset.

São Vicente Cape, Sagres, Algarve
São Vicente Cape
© Vanda Rita Oliveira

Punta de Sagres has 40-metres-tall cliffs that extend until the impressing São Vicente Cape (6 km), which you can access by walking through an appealing coastal trail.

If you are on holidays on Sagres this route to visit Cabo São Vicente Cape is a must given that it is the most southwest point in Europe. Here you will have the chance to witness an unforgettable sunset.

Cabo de São Vicente Cape
Cabo de São Vicente Cape
© Celestino Manuel

This cape has always been related to different religions and ceremonies, but mostly to those related to the solar cycle. In order to Christianise those religions a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint Vincent was promoted. He was a martyr from Valencia who was buried in this cape until D. Alfonso Henriques moved his remains to Lisbon in 1173. The transportation was considered prodigious, and - as the folklore goes - ravens guided the vessel.

At the end of the cape there is a wind-battered lighthouse and an old monastery, which houses the Faróis Museum, where the is explained the importance of Sagres during the Age of Discovery.

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