Little fortress on the coast between Sagres and the Cabo de Sao Vicente
The fortress, situated on the Algarve coast near Sagres between the beach of Beliche and Cape St. Vincent had been erected to protect the strategic important harbour of S...
Boca do Rio - Sitio Pesqueiro entre dois mares
Excavation of a fishing site of the times of the Roman Empire (Century I - V) near Budens, municipality Vila do Bispo, western Algarve
Boca do Rio is a little bay situated on the coast of the western Algarve between the beaches of Burgau and Salema in the municipality of Vila do Bispo. Two thousand years...
Budens: Forte de São Luís de Almádena
Ruins of a fort built in the 17th. Century on the coast of the western Algarve near Budens
The fort has been erected in 1632 on the coast of the western Algarve near Budens to protect a tuna fishing site on the neighbouring beach of Boca do Rio against attacks ...
Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa
The highest elevation in the Costa Vicentina near Vila do Bispo
With its 156m the Torre de Aspa is the highest elevation in the Costa Vicentina, the still almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from the district cap...
Raposeira: Ermitage Guadalupe
The chapel Nossa Senhora de Guadelupe with a museum about the Age of the Portuguese Discoveries
The chapel is one of the rare examples of medieval architecture, because it was one of the few building of this time that survived the catastrophic earth quake of 1755. ...
Raposeira: Menir de Aspradantes
Protected menhir near the community Raposeira in the municipality Vila do Bispo, Costa Vicentina
Sagres Biogenetic Reserve
Algarve’s Noah’s Ark - protected area between Ponta de Sagres and Cape St. Vincent
As one of Southern Europe’s last remaining and most important stretches of wild, unspoilt coastline, benefiting from both a low level of human interference and a lo...
Sagres: Cabo de São Vicente
Europe's most south-western corner: sacred ground from time immemorial near 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 Algarve and the European contin...
A monument of national importance situated on the Ponta de Sagres
The huge fortress is located south-western of the village of Sagres on a massive rock, Ponta de Sagres. This is most likely the place of the legendary school f navigators...
Sagres: Porto de Pesca
Fishing harbour situated in a sheltered bay of Sagres - one of the best places in Europe to buy fresh fish and seafood in the auction
The fishing harbour in Sagres is supposed to be one of the best places in the world to buy fresh fish and seafood. The fish auction (lota de baleeira) taking place in the...