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    A BIT ABOUT CABO DA ROCA

    by LoriPori Written Aug 2, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The CAPE is located 42 km. west of Lisbon and 18 km. west of Sintra. Its co-ordinates are inscribed on a stone plaque on the monument at the site. The cliff rises out of the Atlantic Ocean to approximately 140 metres above sea level. This wild and majestic site is continental Europe's most western point and a very popular tourist attraction.

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    CABO DA ROCA MONUMENT

    by LoriPori Updated Jun 13, 2009

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    Cabo do Roca Monument

    Favorite thing: The stone monument has a plaque on it which reads:
    CABO DA ROCA
    Aqui...
    Onde a terra se Acaba
    E O Mar Comeca
    (Camoes)
    Ponta mais ocidental do
    continente Europeu

    Municepal de Sintra
    1979

    Latitude 38' 47' Norte
    Longitude 9'30'Oeste
    Altitude 140 acima do nivel
    Medio das aguas

    Fondest memory: CABO DA ROCA
    "Here...
    Where the land ends
    and the Sea Begins

    (Poet Luis de Camoes )

    Most western point in
    continental Europe

    Municipality of Sintra
    1979Cabo da Roca

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    THE LIGHTHOUSE

    by LoriPori Updated Jun 13, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The red and white LIGHTHOUSE which sits on top of the cliff, watches over the sea to help seafarers on their journey. Construction of the Lighthouse was completed in 1772.
    The Lighthouse stands 72 feet high, with square masonry tower and red lantern. It was automated in 1980.

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    CREEPING SUCCULENT PLANT

    by LoriPori Written Jun 13, 2009

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    Succulent Plant species

    Favorite thing: Once home to a variety of plant life, the grounds of Cabo da Roca have been overrun with an invasive plant species, shown in my pic. The creeping, mat forming succulent species was introduced as ground cover by local residents several decades ago. Now it's everywhere.

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    General Info

    by Redang Updated Mar 2, 2008

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    Cabo da Roca (Portugal)

    Favorite thing: * Tourism Info
    Cabo da Roca-Azóia
    2705-001 Colares

    - Tel.: (+351) 21 928 00 81
    - Fax: (+351) 21 928 08 92

    * Internet:
    - www.cm-sintra.pt
    - www.cm-sintra.pt/Artigo.aspx?ID=3731 (Portuguese)
    - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_da_Roca (English)
    - es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_da_Roca (Spanish)
    - www.pbase.com/apazevedo/cabo_da_roca (English)

    * E mail: dtur.roca@cm-sintra.pt

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    Fantastic light game

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I had to share this photo with all of you. In my opinion it's the best photo i have ever taken. I took it when we were leaving and it was allready dark. I never thought that the camera could give these effects. I love this photo!

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    Information

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Cabo da Roca

    Favorite thing: The land beaten road of the Cabeço of the Carrascal you'll find many birds, as the Cartaxo-of-head-black person, the Warbler, the Pintaroxo and the Petinha. With luck it will be able to sight the rare Ferreirinha of the Alps, that occurs in this area during the Autumn and Winter.

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    The Natural Park

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In Pedra da Azoia the Gull-silver-plated can be observed, as well as the nests, that during the nest building phase, are located in small islands situated SE of the cape. In the road of the Esparregal can be sighted Peneireiros-common and during the Spring and the Summer, the Andorinhao-Real (local bird).

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    Azoia stone houses

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Cabo da Roca - Azoia houses

    Favorite thing: It is not possible to lose the typical houses made of stone in the village. There are many few remaining, unhappyly the locals did not have a great care in preserving the architectural patrimony architectural of the village.

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    Pleasure

    by TinKan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Along the coast

    Favorite thing: The peacefulness of Cabo de Roca is one of the things that I like about this area. (except when all the tourist are there)

    You can take a walk down along the cliff side and just listen to the sea crashing into the rocks down below.

    It is one of the first places we take people who came to visit us when we were living there and it is one that they always remember.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking

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    The Weather in Lisbon Area

    by Redang Updated Mar 2, 2008

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    Cabo da Roca (Portugal)

    Favorite thing: Some websites:
    - www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/POXX0016
    - www.worldweather.org/003/c00002.htm

    and for the whole country:
    - www.meteo.pt/en/previsao/inicial.jsp

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    Another view of the light house.

    by johnsakura Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is another view of the light house. You can actually go inside the light house facilities I mean not inside the light house but inside the gate and area where the light house is constructed.

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    View of Light House from road

    by johnsakura Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The road that comes from Sintra. You can move to Sintra in 30 minutes by car. More or less 30km away.

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    Cabo da Roca landmark

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Cabo da Roca - Landmark

    Fondest memory: "Aqui... onde a terra acaba e o mar comeca..." Luis de Camoes, our great poet wrote this once in Lusiadas about Cabo da Roca. It means: "Here... where the land ends and the sea starts...".

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    Rough sea

    by salinhopt Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The sea around the cape is very, very rough so during winter it's quite dangerous to walk around the natural park borders. The scenary is breathtaking!

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