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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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  • The entry fee is 6€ for two people. That is very reasonable and if you enjoy a bit of history and lots and lots of Sea views, this is the place to go. The views are spectacular. The site itself is....  more
    The entry fee is 6€ for two people. That is very reasonable and if you enjoy a bit of history and lots and lots of Sea views, this is the place to go. The views are spectacular. The site itself is....  more »
  • It's hard to review this sight, because other than the views, there is not much to see. The views are stunning. The site, where the School of Henry the Navigator was located, is historically... 
    It's hard to review this sight, because other than the views, there is not much to see. The views are stunning. The site, where the School of Henry the Navigator was located, is historically...  more »
  • We visited on a beautiful sunny day and the views of the cape were very impressive. It does not take long to explore the fortress itself, and especially the little church, but we wished we had... 
    We visited on a beautiful sunny day and the views of the cape were very impressive. It does not take long to explore the fortress itself, and especially the little church, but we wished we had...  more »
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  • If you're in the area, this is a must-sea. Ha. This is literally what they thought was the end of the world back in the "olden days." At the very southern peak of Portugal is the Sagres Fortress, protecting the world from... whatever may come. The sea expands all around you and it is no wonder that they thought this was the end of the world, I could have sworn myself that once one hits those clouds at the end that one will most definitely fall off the world. The most interesting part is that it is actually possible to see the curvature of the earth. Incredible. The sunset is amazing, but don't expect to be able to go past the fortress for the sunset, as they close around 8 pm. However, right next to it, there is plenty of sitting space for those who wish to see it. Many tourists hang out there taking multiple pictures until it's dark. There is plenty of parking and the area is well lit once it's dark. I absolutely loved it.
  • 100% worth the 3 Euros admission fee. The combination of the historical significance of this fortress and the cliff views is amazing and moving. When you’re here, take your time to stroll around - walk to the lighthouse, take pictures along the cliffs, watch the fishermen, and wonder on top of the fortress!
  • Beautiful area to walk around with beautiful scenery. It costs 6 Euros for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children): August 2022 prices - well worth it. Allow 45-60 minutes at least!
  • An incredibly interesting place to visit. A unique place with amazing views and great interpreted walking path. There was an art showcase during our visit. Worth the trip from Lagos.
  • A great walk around the extensive peninsula area inside the fortress. Aside from the walls at the entrance, not much else to see than cliff sea views and flowering plants in spring.

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