Cabo da Roca in Sintra Portugal
The Cabo da Roca in Sintra Portugal is a place you can not miss on your visit to Portugal, just as the famous Portuguese epic poet reported it, “Here … where the land ends … and the sea begins …” in Sintra, Portugal just over thirty minutes by car from the city of Lisbon.
The most western tip of Continental Europe and 150 meters high of the sea, which makes it quite windy, so during the visit we advise you to get dressed, with a wonderful visit of the Serra and the “Pedra da Ursa” and of course the immense Atlantic Ocean. With a diverse flora and some unique species, being the object of several studies that also extend to the geomorphology, flora that helps to sustain the erosion due to strong winds,
Here you can find several there are some rails created by the most adventurous visitors, however the same is inadvisable, for those who do not have physical preparation for the same clothing and equipment to do so.
From time to time the police and even the Portuguese air force have to rescue people from helicopter to places with difficult access there at Cabo da Roca in Sintra Portugal.
The Cabo da Roca lighthouse, which is among the oldest of the Portuguese coast, is part of the six lighthouses built by the great Portuguese states, Marquis de Pombal in the 18th century, the second oldest in Portugal. Aim of numerous changes in 1843 the lighthouse with the assembly of a new apparatus, composed of sixteen lamps of Argand with parabolic reflectors running the oil.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest attractions of the region is its Sunset, the approximate time of it diverges with the time of year, however without doubt the most interesting period will be between spring and summer between April and September.