Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortress that dates back to the 16th Century but which has suffered a number of alterations throughout the ages. This fortress maintains a strong defensive wall with battlements and a tower, it also conserves a corridor that continues underneath the old tower's vaulted ceiling. In 1960 the fortess was restored but the restoration process took away some of the character of the place and replaced it with a false authenticity. In the beginning of the 20th century a wind rose thought to be contemporary to Dom Henrique was discovered, it was etched onto the pavement stone slabs. In the Sagres Fortress, besides being able to enjoy the cultural heritage and the magnificent view to the inlet of Marete and Cape St Vincent, you can also visit what remains of Vila do Infante, the remains of the old residences and the barracks and also the old church of Nossa Senhora da Graça (Our Lady of Grace).

Contacts


EN268
8560-360,Sagres

    Characteristics


  • 3.00€
  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Restaurant, Bar/snack-bar

    opening hours


    Verão

  • monday: 09:30-20:00
  • tuesday: 09:30-20:00
  • thursday: 09:30-20:00
  • wednesday: 09:30-17:30
  • friday: 09:30-20:00
  • saturday: 09:30-20:00
  • sunday: 09:30-17:30


  • Inverno

  • monday: 09:30-17:30
  • tuesday: 09:30-17:30
  • thursday: 09:30-17:30
  • wednesday: 09:30-20:00
  • friday: 09:30-17:30
  • saturday: 09:30-17:30
  • sunday: 09:30-20:00

Monuments near Fortaleza de Sagres

EN 268, Vila Do Bispo

Antigo Convento dos Frades Jerónimos


Convent founded in the 16th century and located inside Fortaleza de Sagres.

Praça da República, Sagres

Fonte da Praça da República


Fountain that is located in the garden of Praça da República.

EN 268, Vila Do Bispo

Fortaleza de Beliche


The original building was almost totally destroyed by the corsair Sir Frances Drake. Rebuilt in the 17th century it was once again damaged during the 1755 eart…

EN 268, Vila Do Bispo

Fortaleza do Cabo de São Vicente


The original build dates back to the 16th century but the building suffered changes in the 17th and 18th centuries. The main door bears the arms of Dom Joao II…

EN 268, Vila Do Bispo

Farol do Cabo de São Vicente


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