Cabo Espichel

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Located west of the village of Sesimbra, Cabo Espichel is a promontory that extends the Serra da Arrábida and marks the southwest end of the Setúbal peninsula. In the Roman era it was known as Promontório Barbarium, and its name was changed by the Friar Martinho de Santa Maria in the 18th century, to Promontium Luminoso. Given its unique characteristics, this is a place with huge tourist potential.

Although it is a wild site with strong exposure to the sea winds, it is an excellent place to observe several species of seabirds, as it is an important point of passage for several migratory birds, such as the golden plover, patola goose or the yellow alveole.

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Cabo Espichel 2970 Sesimbra