Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Portugal as well as continental Europe. It is located in the parish of Colares, Sintra County and Lisbon District. The site is visited, not to the extreme but to a zone at the altitude of 140 m. The Cape forms the western end of the Sintra mountain, precipitating over the Atlantic Ocean. Its geographical coordinates are N 38 ° 46 ‘ 51 “, W 9 º 30 ‘ 2”.
Luís Vaz de Camões described it as the place “where the earth ends and the sea begins” (in the Lusíadas, corner III). A stone pattern with a tombstone mark this geographical peculiarity to everyone as they visit this site. Its flora is diverse and, in many cases, has unique species, being the subject of several studies that extend also to geomorphology, among others.
In the area there is a lighthouse (lighthouse of Cabo da Roca) and a tourist shop. It is located in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, in an area of easy access and of great tourist affluence, many people who visit it. On Sunday it is customary to concentrate on several groups of bikers.