Farol do Cabo Espichel

The construction of the Cape Espichel lighthouse, dating back to 1790, is linked to the first attempt of lighting up the Portuguese shoreline (known as the "dark coasts" by the British sailsmen until the second half of the 18th century). The lighting system was changed only in 1883. From then on, ther were several changes made in order to improve the signaling, both of sound and vision. Currently, the lighthouse can be viewd from a distance of 26 miles and is fully automated.


Cabo Espichel


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  • thursday: 14:00-17:00

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  • thursday: 13:30-16:30

Monuments near Farol do Cabo Espichel

Sesimbra, Sesimbra

Castelo de Sesimbra

The castle still maintains two fundamental elements of the medieval fortresses: the "Cerca da Vila" and the "Alcáçova" that still as the dongeon. On the walls …

Cabo Espichel, Cabo Espichel

Ermida da Memória

An harmonious hermitage, built in a place where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared in 1410. Inside. Tile panels of the 1700s tell the history of…

Rua da Fortaleza, Sesimbra

Forte de Santiago de Sesimbra

An imposing fortress that still has the divisions for the quarters, the cisterns, the residencee of the governor, the dungeons and the private chapel. It has f…

Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Cabo, Casa dos Círios e Terreiro

The current constructions date back to the 18th century. The church is sided by two volumes with arches and has a grandiose and unique character.

Casais da Azoia, Cabo Espichel

Pegadas de Dinossauros

The first Cove North of the lighthouse, at the mouth of the great tit, there are numerous trails of footprints of dinosaurs (round-shaped). Looking carefully y…

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