Cabo da Roca
Lighthouse in Sintra
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.
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Visiting Cabo da Roca