Cabo da Roca
Cabo da Roca
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Scenic Walking Areas
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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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Riplis
Oslo, Norway177 contributions
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The view from Cabo da Roca is well worth the visit. The 403 bus takes you to Cabo da Roca from Sintra (just by the train station) for 4-5 euros. Visit Sintra first and head on to Cabo da Roca after finishing up ik Sintra. From Cabo da Rica I recommend taking the bus to Cascais and grab dinner by the beach. Lovely place!
Written August 23, 2022
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AmmarSarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina79 contributions
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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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY849 contributions
Remarkable views of the coastline though it is quite windy, as one could expect, so bring a light jacket even if it is in the 70s or low 80s F. No free restrooms on site, only in the coffee shop or tourist info center where both charge a nominal fee. Bring coins for this. Unless you plan to eat/drink something, max you need is one hour (realistically thirty minutes).
Written May 26, 2022
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Marty Bielicki
Jensen Beach, FL14,133 contributions
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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Jakob M
Austria3 contributions
This place is lovely! It really feels like we are no longer in Portugal but in an unspoiled place. Breathtaking views and the cobalt blue sea in the distance. it is a time to sit back and appreciate the westernmost point of the European continent.

When I went it was very windy so I recommend taking something with you because it's really windy.
Written June 13, 2022
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Gus Pugliesi
Oeiras, Portugal189 contributions
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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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN1,284 contributions
Standing at the westernmost point in continental Europe sounds gimmicky, I know. But it’s not! With a jaw-dropping view of the Atlantic Ocean, dramatic cliffs dropping straight into the water similar to the stunning Irish coast, and the world’s largest waves just around the corner at Nazaré, this is a point of interest worth seeing. You’ll get some truly amazing photos here!

A pro tip is to visit the Moinho D. Quixote restaurant on the way down, because the view from their patio is incredible and the food is amazing!
Written June 28, 2022
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,236 contributions
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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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,872 contributions
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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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt742 contributions
Made a quick stop here after visiting the Park at Sintra. We were lucky to have good weather as it seems most of the time it is quite foggy and windy here. The views of the Atlantic were excellent and if you had more time you could hike around the area as well.
Written July 20, 2022
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