Sagres Fortress

Image gallery of the huge fortress at the Ponta do Sagres, a national monument of Portugal, closely linked to Henry the Navigator and the Age of Discoveries. According the the legend this was the place of the famous school of navigators founded by Dom Herique.


Sagres: Ponta de Sagres

Sagres: Ponta de Sagres

View from the Pousada near the harbour towards the fortress on cliff-top of the Ponta de Sagres.


Sagres: Cliffs 2

Sagres: Cliffs 2



Sagres: Fortress entrance  gate

Sagres: Fortress entrance gate


Sagres Fortress: Compass Rose

Sagres Fortress: Compass Rose


Sagres: Fortress Canon

Sagres: Fortress Canon


Sagres: Fortress monument

Sagres: Fortress monument


Sagres Fortress: Church

Sagres Fortress: Church

The much-restored Nossa Senhora da Graça chapel dates back to 1579. It replaced the original church of Prince Henry of 1459. It was also damaged by the earthquake of 1755. In the background you can see the legendary Cabo de Sao Vicente.


Sagres: Fortress bell tower

Sagres: Fortress bell tower


Sagres Fortress: Church

Sagres Fortress: Church


Sagres: Fortress

Sagres: Fortress


Sagres: Fortress forecourt

Sagres: Fortress forecourt


Sagres: Praia do Tonel

Sagres: Praia do Tonel

View from the Fortaleza de Sagres (Sagres Fortress) to the Praia do Tonel, espacially popular among surfers.


Sagres: Praia da Mareta

Sagres: Praia da Mareta

View towards eastern direction: the beach Praia da Mareta and the Pousada de Sagres.

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