Pousada Sagres sits in a superb position on
overlooking the Sagres fort and the lighthouse of Cape St Vincent at the
most westerly corner of Europe (drive out to Cabo Sao Vincente
and you'll really feel the truth of this!). This is a windswept area
of great (if somewhat barren) natural beauty. There are several fine
beaches within easy drive of the Pousada.
Sagres has always been a
center for the study of navigation. A school was founded here by the
famous Prince Henry the Navigator in the early 15th century - even
Columbus studied here before his famous voyages. From here was
discovered Madeira and the Azores.
As you sip your drink on the terrace
looking out to the vast ocean,
perhaps you can contemplate those ancient times and the important
moments of world history that were given birth on this very spot.