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Fortaleza de Sagres

Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

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24 Nov 2020

About Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres (Fortress of Sagres) is closely connected with the history of one of Portugal’s most famous figures, Infante D. Henrique or Prince Henry the Navigator. It was Henry who built Fortaleza de Sagres in the fifteenth century as well as his famous nearby school of navigators.

In the eighteenth century, Fortaleza de Sagres underwent renovations, the results of which can be seen today. Amongst the things to see at Fortaleza de Sagres are its barracks and related buildings and its famous wind compass.

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