Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca  is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe

Cabo da Roca lighthouse was the first purpose built light house in Portugal and was completed in 1772 but the present light house originates from 1842.

The Cabo da Roca Portugal headland is marked by a stone monument with a cross.
The inscription on the side of the monument is a quote from the famous Portuguese poet Luis Camoes (1524–1580) who described the area as “Where the land ends and the sea begins”.

The windblown cliffs offer a stunning (albeit blustery) viewpoint over the sea.

p1080323I maybe squinting as the harsh winds may have blown sand and debris into my delicate eyes . ..

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