Fodor's Expert Review Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais
The bleakly beautiful Cabo da Roca and its lighthouse mark the continent's westernmost point and are the main reason that most people make the journey to Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. As with many such places, stalls are laden with gimmicky souvenirs; an information desk and gift shop sells a certificate (€11) that verifies your visit. Even without the certificate, though, the memory of this desolate granite landscape will linger. The cliffs tumble to a frothing sea below, and on the cape a simple cross bears an inscription by Portuguese national poet Luís de Camões.