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Sign: Cabo da Roca - The western point in Europe


Address:
Estrada do Cabo da Roca s/n, 2705-001 Colares, Portugal
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On the sign:
CABO DA ROCA

AQUI
ONDE A TERRA SE ACABA
E O MAR COMECA
(CAMOES)

PONTA MAIS OCIDENAL DO CONTINENTE EUROPEU
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE SINTRA
1979

Coat of arms of Sintra

LATITUDE 380 47 NORTE
LONGITUDE 90 30 OESTE
ALTITUDE 140M ACIMA DO NIVEL
MEDIO DAS AGUAS
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Comments:
The sign is on a stone pillar topped by a cross and was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

The place is the westernmost point in mainland Europe, and is located on a cliff with a lighthouse and an observation point, from which you can see the sea (the photo was taken that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image)

The quote on the sign is from a sentence of the Portuguese poet: Luís de Camões one of the greatest poets of Portugal.

Translation of the text on the sign:
Cabo da Roca

ON HERE
WHERE THE EARTH ENDS
AND THE SEA BEGINS
(Camões)

WESTERN POINT OF THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF SINTRA
1979

LATITUDE 38-0 47 NORTH
LONGITUDE 9-0 30 WEST
ALTITUDE 140M ABOVE LEVEL
AVERAGE OF WATERS



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