Cabo Da Roca, Najdalej Na Zachód Wysunięty Punkt Europy

Cabo da Roca, at the western edge of Europe!

Cabo da Roca, also known as Cape Roca, this place holds unique significance not just for Portugal, but for all of Europe. It's the westernmost point of the European continent, often referred to as the "edge of Europe." Located in the western part of Portugal, in the Lisbon region, the cape offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic, making it one of the most picturesque and memorable spots on the European coast.

Cabo da Roca's history and geography

Cabo da Roca has a long history that dates back to ancient times when it was well-known to sailors and explorers. Its name comes from the Latin Caput Roca, meaning “rock” or “rocky cape.” This area is characterized by its rugged, rocky landscape, with cliffs reaching up to 140 meters above sea level, dramatically dropping off into the Atlantic.


Cabo da Roca isn't just captivating for its natural beauty but also serves as a significant landmark and tourist spot. The cape is home to a lighthouse, dating back to 1772, making it one of the oldest in Portugal. Together with a visitor center, the lighthouse provides guests with insights into the region's history and geography.

🌿 Visiting Cabo da Roca also offers the chance to marvel at the extraordinary flora and fauna. The area is home to a variety of plant species, including unique, endemic flower species that bloom on the rocky slopes. Moreover, the cape is a prime spot for bird watching, including various species of seabirds that can be seen soaring high above the waves.

This place left a lasting impression on us, being one of the first where we had the chance to admire such impressive cliffs. The strong wind and less than inviting weather did not encourage a walk to the stunning Ursa Beach, especially with a little one on our backs. Despite this, we didn't want to leave so soon and decided to spend the night at the viewpoint of Miradouro da Praia do Caneiro… Sleep was impossible as the lighthouse cast its beautiful light throughout the night… Morning coffee on the edge of the cliff was an unforgettable experience… Unfortunately, the weather turned, with wind and rain forcing us to continue our journey…


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