town and civil parish in Vila do Bispo
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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.


Sagres (/ˈsa.gɾɨʃ/, SAH-gr(ih)sh) is a civil parish in the municipality of Vila do Bispo. It 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. Salema is also in Vila do Bispo municipality.

Visitor informationEdit

Get inEdit

Faro international airport (FAO IATA), the second busiest in Portugal, is the only airport in the Algarve region.

The nearest train service is at Lagos from Faro, which offers connections to Vila Real de Santo António, Lisbon and beyond.

Eva Transportes route 47 provides bus service from Lagos to several localities in Vila do Bispo, including Salema, Sagres, and Cabo São Vicente.

The EN268 road connects many locations in the municipality including Vila do Bispo town, Sagres, and Cabo São Vicente.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Sagres


  • 1 Fortaleza de Sagres (Castelo de Sagres, Forte de Sagres). A 15th-century military fortress, classified as a national monument.  
  • 2 Ponta de Sagres (Sagres Point). A promontory on the Atlantic Ocean.    
  • 3 Cape of St. Vincent (Cabo São Vicente). Europe's southwestern corner.    
  • 4 Lighthouse.    


  • Beaches nearby.





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