Cape St. Vincent lighthouse

ape St. Vincent (Portuguese: Cabo de São Vicente), next to the Sagres Point,is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve, southern Portugal.
The present lighthouse was built over the ruins of a sixteenth-century Franciscan convent in 1846. The statues of St. Vincent and St. Francis Xavier had been moved to the nearby church of Nossa Senhora da Graça on Point Sagres.
This lighthouse, guarding one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, is the second most powerful in Europe; its two 1000-watt lamps can be seen as far as 60 kilometers away.



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