Saint Vincent, Cape of

(Cabo São Vicente)
   Considered by ancient geographers as the westernmost point of Europe, Cape Saint Vincent was known as the "Sacred Promontory" on ancient maps (Promontorium Sacrum). It is the southwesternmost point of Portugal, some 250 kilometers (118 miles) south of Lisbon. On this bleak, barren cape or nearby at the site of Sagres, Prince Henry of Aviz (Prince Henry the Navigator) was active in promoting the exploration of the Atlantic and the African coast south of Morocco. It is an important tourist attraction, despite its location.

Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. . 2014.

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