Fortaleza de sagres
Europe,  Portugal

Sagres in Algarve: The old Fortress

The fortress of Sagres is a monument on the southwestern edge of Europe “where the land ends and the sea begins” built on a huge rock that extends into the sea.


It was strategically created here to allow the control of maritime navigation in the Atlantic-Mediterranean axis, by Infante D. Henrique, that was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion.

Location Map

Little remains of the wall were ordered to build by D. Henrique, since the fortress was rebuilt in the 16th century and the second half of the 18th century, having already lost its military function in the 20th century.


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Currently, within the wall, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça and a stone representation of the compass rose to stand out. There are also several areas where you can hear and even see and hear the waves under the rocks.

It is an interesting place when visiting this part of the Algarve and with great importance in our history and Portuguese discoveries.

promontório de sagres

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TIP: Near the Sagres Fortress you can also visit the Sagres Lighthouse. 

Price Table

The price and the opening hours of the Sagres Promontory can be found here. In the space there is a small bar/restaurant.

Activities in Sagres

 Plan your trip using the following tools and / or websites

Plan your trip using the following tools and/or website

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  • To find the best stays use Booking. It is one of the best websites for booking stays and always with some promotions on some destinations. The reliability and ease of booking and cancelling make it even the most popular. 
  • To compare prices for your Stays you can use the Hotels Combined or hotellook. These search engines show different prices from other websites for the same destination. There may possibly be a lower price for the same hotel on another website and these search engines will show it.
  • If you need to fly, search for flights on a price comparator. We recommend the jetradar or the Kiwi.
  • When you are preparing what to do at your destination, you will obviously search for activities to occupy you. Use this activity comparator in the scannertrip provided by Musement, or tiqets or the civitatis.
  • Transfers to and from the airport can be purchased via the website kiwitaxi. So you don’t need to get in touch with the different companies in your destination looking for the best price.
  • If you choose to rent a car, also use the price comparators. The autoeurope website compares prices from different rental companies.


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Where to sleep in Sagres?

The village of Sagres is a very popular area for surfing, so there are currently many small hotels and local accommodation available.

Or get inspired by the following most popular accommodation in Sagres.



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