Compass rose

Southwest of Sagres is the fort ‘Fortaleza de Sagres’, a national monument of paramount importance. Inside this fortress is a famous stone circle that was only uncovered in 1928, the age and purpose of which is unclear. The circle, divided into 42 fields and with a diameter of 43 m, is interpreted as a wind rose (Rosa dos Ventos), but could also have been a sundial. However, everyone agrees that it dates from the time of Henry the Navigator.

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