Fortaleza de Sagres

Sagres, a crossroads between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a port for fishermen and traders from various nations, but also an area plagued by privateers. The imposing fortification of Sagres is the human extension of the natural rock and was for centuries the main battleground of a geo-strategic maritime defensive system.

The Portuguese expansion policy in the 15th and 16th centuries led to the foundation of Vila do Infante. Thus, Vila do Infante and Sagres merge in the course of time.

Integrating the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Natural Park, the Sagres Promontory has an interesting faunal and floristic biodiversity and unique endemisms that all visitors can observe.

Sagres, a place of memory where nature, the sacred and man have always been combined in a symbiotic way, generating religious cults and historical, political, tourist myths, deserves your visit!

Study visits must be requested through the email address

Free admission
  • In Sundays and Public Holidays until 2.00 pm for all residents in the national territory. A donation ticket may still be purchased if you wish to make a donation of any value
  • Children up to the age of 12
  • Residents in the municipality
  • Members of APOM/ICOM and ICOMOS
  • Researchers, conservators, restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals as part of their work
  • Teachers and students at any level of education as part of study visits that have been booked in advance; *
  • Groups from the IPSS or local authorities’ Social Action and Institutions of Public Interest, with prior authorization by the DRCAlgarve
  • Journalists on duty, communicated in advance
  • Institutional patrons of the monuments in question
  • Members of the Associação dos Amigos dos Monumentos (Association of Friends of Monuments) and the Associação dos Amigos dos Castelos (Association of Friends of Castles)
  • Unemployed citizens, resident in EU member countries
  • Youths celebrating theirs 18th birthday in the year of the visit. Proof of portuguese residency required
  • Students in vocational education or superior in historical-artistic areas, tourism, heritage and cultural management.

Note: Exemptions and discounts are applicable upon documentary evidence