We’ll be travelling back in time, to the time when the Portuguese were involved in the biggest enterprise in the world: discovering the sea route to Índia. And all this started from Lagos in southern Portugal.
Lagos is a fantastic town in the western Algarve t hat can certainly be enjoyed by all age groups. In the 15th century it was the operational base from which Portugal explored the African coast. It was here that prince Henry armed the caravels for the Discoveries. All over the town, street names allude to the Discovery. Among the historic buildings and monuments, the first slave market in Europe and the baroque St Anthony’s church stand out.
Ponta da Piedade will leave you speechless… it’s hard to see so much beauty together!It was considered the most beautiful beach in the world!
The tour wouldn´t be complete without a stop at St Vincent’s Cape, the so called end of the world, and Sagres, the town nearby, that still breathes history.. We do not miss Sagres Fortress, which was the site of the Naval School of Prince Henry, and a meeting place for astronomers, cartographers and sailors of the time. It contains an impressive rose winds that measures 43 meters in diameter.
And that’s where our discoveries come to an end…
Sundays to Mondays. Please note monuments are closed on Mondays.