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Cabo da Roca

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Cabo da Roca.

Cabo da Roca features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Europe's westernmost point
  • Stunning views

Time required: 60 minutes

Public transport:

  • Bus nr 403: Cabo da Roca stop

Address:

Things you need to know:

  • Cabo da Roca is a cliff in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park rising 140m (460ft) above the Atlantic Ocean
  • The place is touted as Europe's most western point. The visitor center issues certificates to visitors proving that they have been to the most westerly point of Europe
  • The 22 m high lighthouse that dominates the cape was built in 1772. It stands on the highest point of Cabo da Roca
  • Cabo da Roca was used to be called the Rock of Lisbon
  • Another hightlight is a landmark cross. The inscribed quote by 16th century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes calls Cabo da Roca the place "where the land ends and the sea begins"

What to do there:

  • Discover the surroundings, have a coffee and take pictures
  • Enjoy the great views and nice sound of the waves hitting the high cliffs

Tips & Insights:

 

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Cabo da Roca features in these preplanned City Guides: