Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Algarve  /  Faro District  /  Sagres  /  Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres

4.0
#2 of 32 in Things to do in Sagres
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Fortaleza de Sagres
Along a coastline of natural beaches, discover Fortaleza de Sagres, a historical site featuring a great fortress, impressive plants, and wildlife. Henry the Navigator launched his expeditions from this site in the 1400s, beginning the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. Henry built a chapel next to his home in 1459 that was replaced with the Nossa Senhora da Graca church in 1579. The magnificent fortress was built to defend the region from North African raiders in the 16th century. Though the 1755 earthquake destroyed portions of the structures, they have undergone extensive renovations since. Using our online itinerary creator, Sagres attractions like Fortaleza de Sagres can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
2,310 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • A must do when in Sagres! We had stupidly not checked the opening hours before walking to the Fortaleza after breakfast, had to wait 20 min before they opened at 9:30 but with the fabulous views that....  more
    A must do when in Sagres! We had stupidly not checked the opening hours before walking to the Fortaleza after breakfast, had to wait 20 min before they opened at 9:30 but with the fabulous views that....  more »
  • Fortaleza de Sagres is a fortress on stunning cliffs and surrounded on 3 sides by the Atlantic. In Roman times Cape Sagres was known as Promontorium Sacrum. You can walk over the fortress walls and... 
    Fortaleza de Sagres is a fortress on stunning cliffs and surrounded on 3 sides by the Atlantic. In Roman times Cape Sagres was known as Promontorium Sacrum. You can walk over the fortress walls and...  more »
Google
  • Fort is simple. Entry only €1,50 for seniors. Large premonitory behind it only accessible through fort. No toilets & no cafe but drinks machine. Views of surrounding cliffs and beaches magnificent. Walked all around for an hour. Well worth a visit, also for the old church.
  • Beautiful, windy open space with incredible views! Be sure to include a light jacket if you get chilled easily. The water, caves, and views are gorgeous. There are informative signs posted throughout to educate visitors about the history, the flora, and the fauna.

Plan your trip to Sagres

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.