The Fort of São Lourenço do Bugio or simply Bugio Tower, is located in the midst of the waters of the estuary of the Tagus river, towards the Cova do Vapor, Trafaria (which is South ) and the town and municipality of Oeiras (which is in the Northern ) in Portugal and Includes in its structure the Bugio Lighthouse.
The place where it stands is a sandbar formed by the silting of the river mouth, the result of the dynamic confluence of waters with the Atlantic Ocean, to the rhythm of the tides. Being the only region of the surface above the tide line throughout the year, it was the toponymy of hill or head dry. The toponymy bugio can be attributed, among other versions, the French bougie (candle), due to the similarity of its structure and the primitive circular tower topped by lighthouse, with a lighted candle on his candlestick.
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