Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point!
On a recent visit to Portugal, my friend and I visited Cabo da Roca. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost point and is known as the Rock of Lisbon.
Aqui, onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa…[Here, where the land ends and the sea begins…]
– Luis de Camões, a 16th century Portuguese poet
To get here: From Lisbon’s centre, Rossio, take a train to Sintra. Catch bus # 403 which is just outside the train station. The ride would take around 40 minutes and costs almost 5euros for a single use. It is much cheaper to buy an all day bus + train pass for just 12euros.