The place impresses due to the wild rocky landscape with high Cliffs and canyons. The history of Sagres has always been defined by its geographical position and its breathtaking scenery with the towering headland into the sea. Henry the Navigator was the most influential figure in the history of Sagres. He found his inspiration to embark on the discovery voyages, here. He built a seafaring school in the fortress of Sagres, which soon became a maritime shipping center. He gathered the best cartographers, astronomers and navigators here and built the caravels with which the discovery voyages began.