Sagres Point

Located in the extreme southwest of continental Europe, Sagres is historically connected to the early Portuguese Age of Discovery. Created in 1519, through the division of the municipality of Vila do Bispo, the name Sagres, follows from Sagrado (holy) owing to the important local religious practices and rituals that occurred during the pre-history of the nation. From here some of the Mediterranean peoples (including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans), venerated their divinities and which some believed, owing to the absence of a human settlement, was the gathering place for their gods.

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