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“A waste of time...”

Fortaleza de Sagres
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Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip to Sagres...
Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Sagres
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 days in Algarve seeing wonderful towns, beaches, and rock formations. After seeing such wonders, we were extremely disappointed in this ‘fortress’, which is essentially some very plain outer walls on the east side, and once you get ‘inside’, you end up in a HUGE unkempt field of rocks and ugly invasive plants. Two of us commented that perhaps this is what the surface of the moon might look like. We walked a couple of kilometers in that wasteland hoping that the lighthouse and other structures would be worth it, but alas, we were sorely disappointed. The only nice thing were the pretty views of the cliffs and beaches along the shore, but we did not need to pay to see those since the view from outside the fortress was just as nice. Do not waste your time here, and instead go for a kayak tour of the caves around Lagos or visit the lovely historic town of Tavira.

Thank rivergen
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The visitor has a long walk around the cape to visit its two sides, north and south. Also the top of the walls are also a good point to enjoy all the attraction. The entrance ticket is very cheap for families and 3€/single.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Soooo all I’ve been thinking about is fish and seafood before my visit to Luz.

Starters:

Prawn cocktail ordered by my girlfriend and two others.

8.5 euros

TWO actual prawns - the rest was lettuce and sauce.

I spent 8.5 Euro on mussels. I received - mussels from a tin that you can get all over Europe - mixed in a sauce - which was actually alright. MAJOR let down. Hadn’t been to Portugal in 5 years - always loved the honest from the people. Won’t return. Such a let down. Management might try to lie and create a story about this review - but we didn’t complain. Complaining now - tinned mussels. Be ashamed you cowboys. Be ashamed.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I liked the plentiful free car parking and that Seniors got a 50% reduction to €1.50 for entry.
There is not a lot to see but lots of walking space with spectacular coastal views. Not much else to do or see in Sagres, at the end of what seemed a long drive to get there, but it is worth the effort, once.

Thank Allan M
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

It's an impressive sight, water splashing over the tall cliffs , we were lucky to catch the sunset over the ocean, and the nearby wild beach made the trip worth it. One of the must-see attractions in the Algarve zone.

Thank Lacra_MioaraRomania
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