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Sagres Webcam - Live Martinhal Beach view

 Europe, Portugal, Sagres
Location:  Europe, Portugal, Sagres

Category: Beach view

Description: View of the Martinhal Beach, on the Algarve

Location Information:

Sagres is a town located in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal. It has a surface of 34,28 km² and a population of 1 939 (in 2001). The Sagres Point, historically connected to the Portuguese Age of Discovery, is located there.

Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) lived and died in Sagres. The Sagres Point (Ponta de Sagres) from the Latin Promontorium Sacrum or Holy Promontory), is a windswept shelf-like promontory located in southwest Algarve region of southern Portugal. Only 4 km to the west and 3 km to the north lies Cape St. Vincent (Portuguese: Cabo de São Vicente) which is usually taken as the southwesternmost tip of Europe. The vicinity of Sagres Point and Cape St. Vincent has been used for religious purposes since Neolithic times, to which standing menhirs near Vila do Bispo, a few miles from both points, attest.

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