Cape St. Vincent
Cabo São Vicente, also known as Cape St. Vincent, is a headland located on the southwestern tip of Portugal, near the town of Sagres.
It is the most southwestern point of mainland Europe and is known for its rugged, windswept cliffs, picturesque lighthouse, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The area around Cabo São Vicente has a rich history, dating back to the ancient Phoenicians and Greeks who used the headland as a navigation point. In the 15th century, the area became an important center for maritime exploration, with Prince Henry the Navigator establishing a school of navigation in nearby Sagres.
Today, Cabo São Vicente is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the dramatic cliffs, watch the sunset over the ocean, and visit the lighthouse and museum. The lighthouse, which was built in 1846, stands at 24 meters tall and is one of the brightest in Europe, with a range of up to 95 kilometers.
The area around Cabo São Vicente is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, dolphins, and even the occasional whale. Visitors can take boat tours from nearby ports to see these animals up close and learn more about the natural history of the region.