town and civil parish in Vila do Bispo
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


Map of Sagres
  • 1 Fortress.  
  • 2 Promontory.    
  • Museum.
  • 3 Cape of St. Vincent. Europe's southwestern corner.    
  • 4 Lighthouse.    


Beaches nearby



  • [dead link] Colombus Bar Pizza, Rua S. Vicente (Praça republica-mareta). Home Made pizzas, cocktais, breakfast
  • Bossa Nova Pizzeria, Rua Comandante Matoso, +351 282624566. The best pizzas in town
  • 1 pisco, Rua Comandante Matoso 2, Vila do Bispo (Center, at a corner of Praça da República), +351 282 096 741, . Vegetarian Italian restaurant with all dishes cooked with natural ingredients. Lunch menu of the day is cheap and good. €5-10.



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