Third day, Sunday, April 28, Farol do Cabo Sardão

Where are we now?

We went to Farol Cabo Sardão lighthouse, which is a “real” lighthouse.

Unlike other Portuguese lighthouses, the tower was built on the land side of the outbuilding, so it is believed that the builder may have accidentally rotated the designs 180 degrees, which led to this unique configuration.

Lighthouses in Portugal

The Directorate of Lighthouses in Portugal (Direção de Faróis) is responsible for managing the country’s 47 lighthouses, as well as other marine navigation activities. It is headquartered in Paço de Arcos.

Lighthouses have played an important role in Portugal’s maritime history. Portuguese sailors launched and led the Age of Discovery, and Portuguese ships have been sailing to far parts of the world for around 600 years. It is, therefore, not surprising that lighthouses have developed along the entire length of the country’s coast and that today many are highly cherished national monuments.

The plan was to eat there too, but there was such wind that it was not an option. On the other hand, we see huge rocks and suicidal goats, who have gone down to the most impossible places, and as it turned out, they are the masters of this area, hence their name. The Algarvia goat is a hardy breed known for its strength and endurance. It can withstand harsh weather conditions, from extremely cold winters to scorchingly hot summers. Despite all these advantages, Algarvia goats are obedient, which means that they rarely cause trouble or confusion to their owners.

Thus ended our third, quite long day. On the fourth day we continued with renewed energy…