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Sagres Fortress

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Sagres Fortress
Location Rua Fortaleza
8650-360 SAGRES
District:Faro
County :Vila do Bispo
Parish:Sagres
Contacts Tel:282620140
Fax:282620143
Email:fortaleza.sagres@ippar.pt

Rising at the top of Sagres Point, this fortress may have been built by Infant D. Henrique (the forerunner of Portuguese Discoveries) in the 15th century. It was later severely damaged by English pirate Francis Drake and by 1755 earthquake. Even though current restoring works have changed the character of the remaining former fortress, this location still preserves the spirit of the past, along with several interesting spots that survived the passing of time. Among them is Nossa Senhora da Graça Church and a giant compass rose (over 43m in diameter) drawn in the floor with stones that may have been a sun watch. An exhibit centre, a multimedia room and a shop can be found here. It is also worth mentioning the fantastic view offered by this cliff (constantly hit by wind) upon Mareta inlet and Cape São Vicente. (National Monument)

www.ippar.pt/monumentos/castelo_sagres.html

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Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Closing days: Does not close

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Closing days: Does not close

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Rua Fortaleza
8650-360 SAGRES
Distrito:Faro
County:Vila do Bispo
Parish:Sagres

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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