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...
Cabo São Vicente
Europe's most south-western corner: sacred ground from time immemorial
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...
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...
Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
The natural reserve of the Costa Vicentina - the western coast of the Algarve
The Algarvian western coast between Cabo de São Vicente near Sagres and Odexeice, bordering to the Alentejo. The so-called "Costa Vicentina", the west...
Porto de Pesca de Sagres
Fishing harbour situated in a sheltered bay of Sagres
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 taking place in the afternoon attracts...
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. ...
Sagres Biogenetic Reserve
Algarve’s Noah’s Ark
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: Fish auction
One of the best places in Europe to buy fresh fish and seafood
Vila do Bispo: Montes dos Amantes
Neolithical menhirs (5.000 B.P.) in the surroundings of Vila do Bispo
Footprints of early human beings can be found at various places in the Algarve. One of the best documented examples is the menhir garden "Montes dos Amantes" ne...