Cabo da Roca

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Cabo da Roca
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Scenic Walking Areas
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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AmmarSarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina63 contributions
Apr 2022
It is really breathtaking! Absolutely amazing spot to visit. Stunning views of the Atlantic ocean from magnificent cliffs. It is located about 45 minutes by bus 403 from the Sintra train station and the ticket cost for one way is 4,35 €. It is very windy so it could be a little bit cold.
Written April 28, 2022
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Gus Pugliesi
Oeiras, Portugal145 contributions
Jan 2020
This place is near Lisboa and represent a mandatory visit in Portugal. In fact, This is the most westerly point in Europe, with a beautiful panorama of nature and the sea. It is very easy to get enjoying the visual. If you have the opportunity to go in the late afternoon, the sunset image is of rare beauty.
Written February 28, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Sep 2021
You can’t visit the Lisbon area without including a stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Range and continental Europe. The cape juts out into the wild Atlantic Ocean and the scenery is stunning! Dramatic seaside cliffs drop 300 feet (100 meters) to meet the crashing waves below. Because it is an exposed headland, the wind is so fierce it can knock the breath out of you! Hang on to your hats, kids and forget the hair (bring a jacket or sweater too). A tall stone monument, topped by a cross, announces the importance of the location (38°47′N 9°30′W). A quote from Luis Camoes, a beloved Portuguese poet, reads “Where the land ends and the sea begins”. Our Lisbon Riders tour stopped here briefly for photos. It would have been fun to have time to explore the coastal paths and nearby lighthouse.
Written December 21, 2021
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Marty Bielicki
Jensen Beach, FL14,031 contributions
Mar 2022
The only reason to come here is to say, “We were at the most western part of continental Europe.” There are no beaches here, only cliffs, rocks and a lighthouse built in the late 18th century. There are also a few monuments written in Portuguese.

The Tourist Office will have bathrooms, with a fee about a half a Euro to enter. There is another building that serves as a café. Prices seem reasonable and there are views that stretch out to the Sintra Mountain Range.

The day we arrived it was rainy, hazy and cold. Our tour guide was more than willing to stay in the car. Most tour companies only stop for about 20 minutes or so.

The cliffs are impressive. However, our traveling to the Algarve we saw even more impressive cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. We particularly liked the south-western point of Portugal, Saint Vincent and its lighthouse.

In reality, unless you knew someplace was the “most western point,” you would never know. The phrase of the famous Portuguese writer, Luis de Camoes, once said, “Where the land ends and the sea begins,” still holds true.

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Written April 22, 2022
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,776 contributions
Sep 2019
Well, if you care about being able to tell others that we've been there in person, than it is well worth it. It is a unique spot of the world, after all.
How to get there? I recommend a bus from Sintra. Just ask at the railway station and someone will point out the exact location as it is just steps away. The ride takes about one hour, however, you will not get bored as the scenery you pass it quite interesting and beautiful. Not to mention that without having to focus on the drive yourself, you can fully enjoy it. Keep in mind that the road is really narrow, winding, and even if you may imagine that it is a one way only - it is not. Passing oncoming cars a skill relegated to locals only, that is why, it should be left exclusively to them.
If you are going to see the high cliffs of Cabo da Roca, have mercy on yourself and bring a wind jacket. With all the hot end of summer, I froze my ears up there. The wind is quite cold and relentless.
What you can do up there? Walk along the steep drop, take a lot of pictures, bask in the views. There is a souvenir store and kind of a little restaurant, but nothing much else.
Written January 19, 2020
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,224 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
I have to say, there’s not much there - but it’s cool to visit “the end of the world”.
Back before Portuguese sailors went out and discovered foreign lands like Africa and India. Europeans believed this point to be the end of the world. It still is the most western point in Europe. Looking out into the vast ocean of nothing you can see why they believed that Europe was all their was.
The cliffs are 140m high and there’s a lighthouse to the right to view.
It is free to visit it, you just have to pay for parking if you have a vehicle.
Written October 20, 2021
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Md2012
Chisinau, Moldova294 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
It’s the most westernmost point of the continent that was formerly considered to be the end of the known world.
The scenery it’s absolutely stunning and picturesque
The raging Atlantic Ocean waves pound the base of the massive jagged cliffs while challenging hiking trails follow the coastal.
It’s a place which gave you a special feeling. It’s a must see !!!
Written April 7, 2020
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
Sep 2019
The westernmost peninsula of continental Europe. A must-see when visiting Lisbon and its surroundings. A wonderful place, undoubtedly worth visiting, beautiful views, an old lighthouse. Amazing colors of the sea, steep cliffs, hidden beaches. Great coast and the vastness of the ocean. There is a café with a wine and souvenir shop on site, and the information point where there is a paid toilet.
Written August 7, 2020
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alehope30
121 contributions
Oct 2021
Cabo da Roca is the most westerly point of the continental Europe.
For sure it is an iconic place. There is a lighthouse which isn’t visitable, but it isn’t the main reason to be here. Cabo da Roca is located above the cliffs one hundred meters high (obviously depend on the precise point).
The view from the cliff is awesome and relaxing. There is very often a lot of wind, so I suggest to bring something to wear in order to protect you. Anyway is nice to see the waves breaking on the cliff.
It is possible to reach Cabo da Roca with the bus number 403 from Sintra or Cascais
Written November 1, 2021
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Danielle
United States1,271 contributions
Nov 2019
Given we were in the area, we stopped at Cabo da Roca which is the Western most point of mainland Europe. The vantage points of the coastline and Atlantic are impressive but there were SO many people crawling around (in places they shouldn't have been) to make the stop enjoyable. There is a nearby lighthouse you can also view if you wish.
Written July 3, 2020
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