If you want to reach the westernmost point of the old European continent you need to go to Portugal and drive off between hills and woods until you reach “Cabo da Roca”. This is indeed the closest European point to America within mainland Europe and, without doubt, an historical location associated to Portugal’s fascinating history as a nation with strong maritime traditions, through its voyages of discovery and age of empire building.
This cape overlooking the Atlantic is, in the words of the famous Portuguese poet Luís de Camões the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”, and indeed a location that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Located in the region of Sintra, to the west of Lisbon, the “Cabo da Roca” is set in the Sintra-Cascais natural park and includes an historical lighthouse, a monument with a crucifix bearing Portuguese inscriptions and the coordinates of the location, as well as a shop for souvenirs and information.

How to get there?

By car:
• Via Sintra: take the IC19 highway linking Lisbon to Sintra, then the EN247 to Colares, followed by the EN 9-1 to Azóia and follow the signs to “Cabo da Roca” from there. 
• Via Cascais: take the A5 highway linking Lisbon to cascais, then the EN 9-1 to Azóia and follow the signs.

By public transport:
• Via Sintra: Take the train from Lisbon (Entrecampos Station or Rossio Station) to Sintra and then take the bus no.403 to Cabo da Roca. It runs every 90 minutes and it will take an approximate 45 minutes ride to get there.
• Via Cascais: Take the train from Lisbon (Cais do Sodré Station) to Cascais and then take the bus no. 403 to Cabo da Roca. It runs every 90 minutes and it will take an approximate 25 minutes ride to get there.

Cabo da Roca

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