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Cabo da Roca - The westernmost point of mainland Europe and Portugal

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Cabo da Roca - The westernmost point of mainland Europe and Portugal

Cabo da Roca - The westernmost point of mainland Europe and Portugal

The Romans called it Magnum Promontorium and as sailing flourished, the sailors started to call this point Roca Lisbon. Aptly named because it is a cliff that rises from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean emerging at a height of 40 m above sea level at only some 40 km away from the portugese capital. Only a lighthouse and a tourist shop break the immensity of the landscape that the poet Luis de Camões defined as the place where the land ends and the sea begins. Formerly it was thought that the westernmost point was Finisterre in Galicia, Spain, but this is the true one, the Pointa Mais Occidental.

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Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais with the enigmatic Quinta da Regaleira, the imposing Castle Da Pena, the stately Estoril and of course, the lovely Lisbon just 40 km away.

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For lovers of two wheels: on Sunday mornings it is a must for countless bikers to meet up here. You can actually reach Cabo da Roca in about 4 hours drive from Tarifa, the southernmost point of mainland Europe, another MOSTPOINT!

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