Algarve: The Fortress of Sagres
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The Fortress of Sagres
Ponta da Atalaia
Beliche Seen from Sagres
|The fortress of Sagres was once one of the most important places. Built in the 15th century, it was at least as important during the Age of Discovery as the US Cape Canaveral was during the early years of space exploration.
Date: Jul 18, 2004
Longitude: -8° 56.68'
Latitude: 37° 0.18'
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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08