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Cape Espichel

Cape Espichel

The Romans named it Promontory barbaric, alluding to its dangerous location, and a lighthouse warns sailors of the treacherous rocks below.Cape Espichel is a historic and fantastic place and mark near Sesimbra in Portugal.

Tourists are drawn here due to breathtaking views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean and its mystical surroundings.

Built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs stands the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo (Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape), a late century XVII church and on either side of the church a long line of pilgrims’ lodgings facing inwards form an open courtyard.  

Close to this location, next to the Lagosteiros beach, fossilised dinosaur footprints and track of fossilised dinosaur tail were discovered.

These site become a popular place of pilgrimage in the century XIII when a local man had a vision of the Madonna rising from the sea on a mule.

Legend has it that the tracks of the mule can be seen embedded in the rocks.

Many music concerts take place here and if you choose to visit the Cape Espichel, you should follow the road to the right in the direction of Sesimbra, passing through Santana and following the indications to the Cape Espichel.

Be sure to bring your camera with you for some memorable photos.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Contact us if you wish to know more information about Cape Espichel.

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