Cabo da Roca Lighthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
N 38° 46.990 W 009° 29.750
29S E 456934 N 4292831
Quick Description: Long range Lighhouse in Cabo da Roca - Westest position of Portugal
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 10/19/2006 11:28:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMVPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape that forms the westernmost point of mainland Portugal, and hence the westernmost point of the European mainland. It was known to the Romans as 'Promontorium Magnum'.

It is located in Lisbon district, 40 kilometres west of Lisbon and 18 kilometres west of Sintra in the Serra de Sintra nature park. Its coordinates, 38°47'N 9°30'W, 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. On top of it sit a lighthouse and a tourist desk. The cape is a popular tourist attraction. Every Sunday morning is common to see many bikers gathered to share their thoughts and experiences about motorcycles.

Poet Luís de Camões defined Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins" (Portuguese: "Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa").
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Front Range Light

LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed

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