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Sagres is the southwesternmost point of Portugal and of Europe, in Barlavento, western Algarve, a beach destination with some nice churches, lighthouses and forts.

Understand[edit]

This is the alleged location of the nautical school first developed by Prince Henry the Navigator in the early 1400s. The school itself is vanished; In May 1587, Sir Francis Drake disembarked 800 men who assaulted the Sagres fortress. After two hours of intense combat, the fortress was destroyed and its artillery was pillaged.

Get in[edit]

Faro international airport, the second busiest in Portugal, is the only airport in the Algarve region.

Get around[edit]

By car

See[edit]

  • Promontory.
  • Museum.
  • Cape of St. Vincent. Europe's southwestern corner

Do[edit]

Beaches nearby

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