“Here…where the land ends and the sea begins.” was how Camões described the Cabo da Roca in his famous book ‘Os Lusíadas’. The site is located in Sintra and it is the most western point of continental Europe.
It is approximately a 40 minutes drive from Lisbon, and about halfway on the road from Sintra to Cascais. The site is open to visitors and has a breathtaking view of both the ocean and the Serra de Sintra. Moreover there is a lighthouse, a memorial stone with the words of Camões and a shop for souveniers. For those who will come by the end of the day, worth staying to enjoy the sunset.
The cape is 150 meters above the ocean and is quite windy, so dress warmly depending on the time of year you visit. It is also worth respecting surrounded demarcating areas that can be visited, despite the paths created by the more daring visitors outside the fence. We know it can seem that the photos look better after the fence, but not worth the risk. Unfortunately some acidentes already happened there, so be careful, ok?
Tip: For those who want to visit by bus, you must go to Sintra or Cascais Terminal Station and take the route number 403 of the company Scotturb. Schedules are here.