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Europe > Iberia > Portugal > Algarve > Sagres

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


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 inEdit

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

Get aroundEdit

By car


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


Beaches nearby





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