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Discover Sagres

DEPARTURE

Daily

Duration

8:30h

Views

325

NUMBER OF SEATS

8

Prices

32€ per person (from 5 to 8 people)
44€ per person (from 1 to 4 people)
Insurance Included

Tour Overview

9:30 a.m.

Meeting point

Location to be arranged, please advise us when booking.
10:30 a.m.

Fortress of Baleeira

The date the fortress was built is unknown but there is evidence that it was in operation in 1573. It was destroyed by the private navy of Francis Drake. This ancient triangular fortification included garrison rooms and a hermitage, consecrated to Nossa Senhora da Guia, there now only remains a full arch for the back door, missing a piece at the top, and some of the foundations of the walls.
11:00 a.m.

Wind Rose

In 1919 a geometrically designed wheel 43m in diameter was unearthed. It’s circumference is also made up by the use of stones. Initially thought to be associated with the Nautical School of Infante Dom Henrique, it is now known that this school did not literally exist.
11:30 a.m.

Sagres Fortress

Sagres Fortress, also referred to as Sagres Castle or Sagres Fort, is located in a dominant position crowning Ponta de Sagres, in the southwest of Algarve, in Portugal. From its cliff steep, constantly beaten by the wind, the visitor enjoys a breathtaking panoramic view along the coast, especially the coves of Sagres, the Cape of São Vicente (extreme southwest of the European continent) and the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean.
12:00 a.m.

Nossa Senhora da Graça (Our Lady of all Grace)

The church of Our Lady of All Grace, also known as the Chapel of Our Lady is a religious building located inside the Sagres Fortress. It was built between the 15th and 16th Centuries on the foundations of the old Church of Santa Maria, whose construction was ordered by Infante D. Henrique. It presents a portal, possibly after the construction of the temple, inside there is a Renaissance Style Portal, which was possibly added later than the original construction, a main altar with wooden altar piece and 3 tombstones, flanked by a 17th century statue of St Vincent who is holding a ship and on the other side St Francisco.
12:30 a.m.

Lunch

Lunch at Sagres Guesthouse (Pousada de Sagres).
1:30 p.m.

Belixe Fortress

The Fortress is assumed to have been constructed under the reign of Manual I of Portugal or his successor Joao III of Portugal, however there is no clear evidence of this. It must have been built before 1587 s it is drawn in a map of Captain Francis Drake when he damaged the Fortress. It’s original purpose was to control anchorage and protect local fishing craft.
2:00 p.m.

Cape and Lighthouse of São Vicente

The Construction of the lighthouse, known as Cabo de Sao Vicente or D. Fernando, was ordered by Queen D. Maria II and began operating in October 1846. Originally it was illuminated using Olive Oil Lamps rotating every 2 seconds and had a range of 6 nautical miles. The lighthouse was then neglected for several years, reaching a state of almost ruin.
2:30 p.m.

Mareta Beach

It is an extensive sandy beach, located in the village of Sagres. It is sheltered, by the cape of Sagres, of the winds of the West. It is the starting point for discovering the underwater charms of a coast rugged by caves and caverns.
6:00 p.m.

End of Tour

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