Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca

Fado music played by: Alexandre Bateiras - O Regresso

Cabo da Roca - Forår 2009

A View from Cabo da Roca - Spring 2009

Cabo da Roca is the name of the westernmost point on the European mainland - a rugged rocky promontory on the Portuguese Atlantic coast in the municipality of Sintra, approx. 32 km west of Lisbon and 12 km northwest of Cascais. The name means "Decoration of the Rock" in Portuguese.

Cabo da Roca - Forår 2009

Should one be in doubt .... there are also signs that tell where you are - Spring 2015

Much of the vegetation is low-lying and adapted to salt water and windy weather. It is home to a number of flora, including the invasive plant species Carpobrotus edulis. This was introduced as a ground cover by local residents several decades ago, but now it covers much of the arable land on Cabo da Roca.

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Cabo da Roca  -  Efterår 2015

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Alfama  -  Efterår 2015

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Cabo da Roca  -  Forår 2009

Cabo da Roca - Autumn 2015

The cliff - Capo da Roca - is 144 meters high and is located 8 km. from Guincho, which has a famous beach used for surfing - windsurfing and kite surfing due to the strong northerly winds that dominate in the summer.

Cabo da Roca - Forår 2009

Cabo da Roca- Spring 2009

On the cliff there is a monument with a plate that illuminates the position: 38 ° 47 'N and 9 ° 30' E and the height 140 meters above Mediterranean level. The monument also bears the inscription: “Aqui ... Evil a terra acaba e o mar começa ...” “Here ... where the land ends and the sea begins ...” Which originates from the 17th century poet, Luís de Camões.

Cabo da Roca - Efterår 2015

Cabo da Roca - Spring 2015

If you do not want to drive a car from e.g. Lisbon, there are buses from Sintra. You can take the train from Lisbon to Sintra - and take a break there - before taking the bus to Cabo da Roca. From here you can conveniently take a bus on to Cascais and then the regional train back to Lisbon.

Cabo da Roca - Efterår 2015

Cabo da Roca - Spring 2015

Udover monumentet, findes der også et turistkontor/souvenirbutik, en bar, samt et fyrtårn og en radiosender. Endvidere er der meget tæt på et busstoppested. Bus 403 kører hver time mellem Cascais og Sintra via Cabo da Roca.

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