The End of the World, Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (April 2000)

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Enzo Molino on June 7, 2010

Very beautiful place.

Marcel Mlinarić - CR… on June 8, 2010

Till 14. century it really was! :) Great view!

pedrocut on June 8, 2010

According to legend, the name of this cape is linked to the story of a martyred fourth-century Iberiandeacon St. Vincent whose body was brought ashore here. A shrine was erected over his grave; according to the Arab geographer Al-Idrisi, it was always guarded by ravens. King Afonso Henriques(1139–1185) had the body of the saint exhumed in 1173 and brought it by ship to Lisbon, still accompanied by the ravens. This transfer of the relics is depicted on the coat of arms of Lisbon.

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