Lissy in Portugal: How did she click pictures at the edge of the world?

Lissy at Cape Roca, where people believed the land ended and the sea began. Photo: Instagram/@lissylakshmi

Yesteryear actress Lissy is an avid traveller who enjoys experiencing the unique cultures of various countries around the world. Lissy is currently in Portugal and has been sharing beautiful pictures from her European vacation on her social media handle. She is seen posing at the famous Cabo da Roca in Portugal. Posting the pictures, Lissy also wrote a long note explaining the significance of the place, “Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is the westernmost point of Portugal and of course Europe. It is referred to as the ‘the edge of the world’. Before America was discovered, people used to believe that Cape Roca was where the land ended and the sea began. Beautiful place to visit, not that far from Lisbon. Should try locally caught fresh sardines grilled in one of the few restaurants in the cape whilst enjoying the view.”

Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Ranges, mainland Portugal, continental Europe as well as the Eurasian landmass. It is situated in the Sintra Cascais Natural Park in southwest of the Sintra Ranges and is forty-two kilometres west of Lisbon city. The cape is surrounded by tall rocky hills that are more than one hundred metres high. It was once a spectacular natural habitat of unique species of flora and fauna. However, most of the agricultural land here lost its fertility when a succulent shrub called carpobrotus edulis, which was planted by the people in the locality, invaded the land. Meanwhile, lots of migratory birds and sea birds have turned the rocky hills into their temporary habitat.

Farol do Cabo da Roca or the lighthouse that is situated 165 metres above the Atlantic Ocean is the most attractive spot at the Cape. Meanwhile, it is located in the civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra. The iconic lighthouse which began operating in 1772 is one of the oldest in Portugal. The great Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes described Cabo da Roca as a ‘place where the land ended and sea began’ in his epic poem ‘Os Lusiadas’ (The Lusiads).

Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is an extremely popular place as it is a major town between Sintra and Cascais. The zig-zag hiking tracks above the rocky hills here would surely thrill the adventure lovers. Moreover, these hiking tracks are known for their scintillating natural beauty, offering mesmerizing sceneries and unforgettable experiences. Meanwhile, the weather here is generally windy and pleasant. Most people visit Cabo da Roca to enjoy the golden sunset against the icy blue waters of the Atlantic. So, the evenings are cheerful and vibrant in Cabo da Roca. Reaching Cabo da Roca is quite easy as bus services are available from Sintra and Cascais.

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