Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cabo da Roca

The Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is one of the famous stops for the road trippers along the coast of Portugal. It is an important point as this is the most Western point of mainland Portugal, therefore the most Western point of continental Europe. 

Due to its special location it offers great views over the coast to the North, to the South and to the inland, too.

The famous Portuguese poet Luís de Camões, whose tomb can be visited in the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, wrote this about the Cabo da Roca: ‘Aqui, onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa…’ (Here, where the land ends and the sea begins…).

The Cape is in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and easily accessible from Sintra and Cascais via public transport thanks to the bus nr. 403 which runs between the two. It runs all year around and stops at Cabo da Roca. Check the Tourist Office at either towns before you set out to get the correct timetable.

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