Cabo da Roca

Lighthouse in Sintra

Cabo Da Roca On Sunset
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Don’t miss out on visiting Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe, when you’re in Sintra.

This important landmark, located at latitude 38º 47´ north and longitude 9º 30´ west, has historical significance for those navigating along the coast, as it serves as the most westerly point of mainland Europe. Visitors can even take away certificates as a souvenir.

At a height of about 150 meters above the sea level, Cabo da Roca offers breath-taking panoramic views of the Serra de Sintra and the coast. Although historical records indicate the existence of a fort on Cabo da Roca in the 17th century to guard Lisbon’s harbour during the Peninsular Wars, only traces of it remain. However, the lighthouse still serves as a crucial navigation point.

Cabo da Roca is located within the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais and is a must-visit point of interest on the walking trails along the coast.

The Cabo da Roca appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Sintra!

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Visiting Cabo da Roca


24 Hours



Address: Cabo da Roca, Estrada do Cabo da Roca, Colares, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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