Farol do Cabo de Sao Vicente

Farol do Cabo de Sao Vicente

Farol do Cabo de Sao Vicente
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles77 reviews
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Anetta P
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
There were so windy,cold but nice place to visit around. Its a pity dont go inside to lighthouse. It was closed on saturday.
Written May 13, 2024
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dese2
Auburn, NY3,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I was thrilled to be at the unique spot on earth. And it was beautiful.
With the wind blowing and the sea I tried to imagine how those early explorers (and exploiters) felt as they departed the known world.
The lighthouse area has many impressive overlooks and there is a walkway, but time didn't allow for me to explore it.
There is a small gift shop and a restaurant at the lighthouse. There are public restrooms but there was a long line so I don't have a report.
I bought some postcards and got a souvenir Euro from "The End Of The World".
Written May 9, 2023
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Well worth the coastal drive to the lighthouse
Lots of parking in March, great views, a few shops and cafes to relax at and really interesting unusual pottery display
Written March 19, 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We came here because of its history (Henry the Navigator supposedly lived here) and the fact that it's known to be the most southwesternly point of Europe and its lighthouse is one of the most powerful in Europe. It's also known for its fantastic sunsets, but we were there during the day, not to mention in November.
Written December 3, 2022
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Alegria
California223 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
If you are in the Algarve this picture spot is worth visiting but keep your expectations in check. 10 to 15 minutes may be enough at this spot so I suggest a plan to visit some other beaches, sites or towns on the west end of the Algarve.

For our visit we had read the lighthouse is opened to the public on Wednesday afternoons. We planned our visit for that time but it was not open. Being able to enter the lighthouse and to see it from the other end would have probably made this experience better.

However we are thankful that it was a beautiful day, got some good pictures and visited one of our favorite beaches about 5 minutes away to called Beliche.
Written October 18, 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I loved this place.
First of all because there wasn't anyone. It was more isolated and we were surrounded by nature. Also, the views are spectacular.
Written July 14, 2021
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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL972 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The concept of being at the SW corner of Europe is cool. The visual experience, however, was disappointing. The fortress is simple with little to see except a few cannons and steps to a higher point. The views are of a non-descript coastline, frankly boring compared to Ponta de Piedade a few miles away. I'm glad we went but I would not go back.
Written March 19, 2020
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Scott M
Simcoe, Canada198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The obvious attraction of this spot is the location - quite literally the end of the (known) world for the early Portuguese explorers.
The cliffs are impressive, with an unimpeded view of the vast Atlantic Ocean, though more impressive cliff views and sea caves can be had further east along the coast such as those near Ferragudo and Benagil.
The lighthouse dominates the cape; within its walls is a restaurant and small museum.
Pay Toilet facilities are available. Ample roadside parking on the access road outside.
A good add-on stop while in Sagres.
Written February 22, 2020
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,773 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
to this working lighthouse but most impressed to find out that it has the brightest light on mainland Europe and can be seen 95 km away! In truth it is a smallish lighthouse but obviously is of great importance.
Written February 20, 2020
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kindredspirits
Minneapolis, MN1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you in Sagres, (and have a car) this is close by and worth visiting. It has a nice shop and sweeping views of the coast! Be sure to bring your camera.
Written February 17, 2020
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