Orte Costa Vicentina
Sagres Fortress: Compass Rose
After passing through the mighty tunnel entrance, one sees a giant pebble circle , detected only in 1921, of unknown age and purpose. The circle with a diameter of 43m is interpreted as a compass rose (Rosa dos Ventos).
Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres
Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.
Sagres and Ponta de Sagres
Aerial view to Sagres. In the foregound you can see the fortress, located on the Ponta de Sagres.
Sagres: harbor entrance
Vila do Bispo
View to the village of Vila do Bispo on the way back from the coast of the Costa Vicentina.
Vila do Bispo
View to the village from southern direction on the road from Sagres. In the background you see a row of wind turbines, benefitting from the strong winds in this area.
Vila do Bispo: Roteiro Megalitico
The menhirs are of Neolithic origin and date to around 5000 B.C. It is known that they were "imported" into their current positions as they are of a Carboniferous Limestone, as opposed to the Jurassic Limestone that outcrops on the hills underfoot.
Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe
The ermitage is located on the EN 125 between Budens and Raposeira. The nearby museum deals with the Age of Portuguese Discoveries and is worth a visit.
© Monumento Nacional
Aerial view to the ruin of the Moorish castle on hilltop above the Ribeira de Aljezur
The windmill on hilltop above Odeceixe is a landmark of the village.
Aerial view to the village of Odeceixe on the Ribeira de Seixe
Little village in the municipality of Vila do Bispo located on the Atlantic coast between Lagos and Sagres at the border of the Natural Park of the Costa Vicentina.
Praia da Salema