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|URSA BEACH. Near cape Roca , Ursa stands out as one of the most wild and beautiful beaches in Portugal.|
Two huge rocks,"Gigante"(Giant) and "Ursa"(bear)set guard to this mytical place.
Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape that forms the westernmost point of mainland Portugal, and hence the westernmost point of the European mainland. It was known to the Romans as 'Promontorium Magnum'.
Is located in Lisbon district, 40 kilometres west of Lisbon and 18 kilometres west of Sintra in the Serra de Sintra nature park. Its coordinates, 38°47′N 9°30′W, are inscribed on a stone plaque on the monument at the site. The cliff rises out of the Atlantic Ocean to approximately 140 metres above sea level. On top of it sit a lighthouse and a tourist desk. The cape is a popular tourist attraction. Every Sunday morning is common to see many bikers gathered to share their thoughts and experiences about motorcycles.
The poet Luís de Camões defined Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins" (Portuguese: "Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa").
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- [2006-05-14 6:59]
Wonderful seascape.Lookd-s like a painting.Details,POV,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)
a beautiful seescape. Love colours, especially the sky.
Good details, well composed and good deep.
Pity that the post is a bit small.
Very well done.
- [2006-05-14 11:06]
Hi Pedro, wonderful photo, good coloures and brightnes. Extra nice coloures of the sky.
- [2006-07-31 6:59]
Very beautiful landscape! Great colors, pov. fantastic place. tfs