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Aljezur

Aljezur

Municipality

The boundaries of Aljezur municipality describe a broad rectangle delimited by the sea and the hills, and its landscapes reflect this dual influence. While the coast is marked by high cliffs beneath which huddle sandy coves and pristine dunes, the hinterland is a place of rolling hills, covered with vegetation, that recede, row upon row, as far as the eye can see. Between the two extends a broad strip of fertile fields and valleys, where the traditional crops of vegetables, sweet potatoes and peanuts are still grown.

Time spent in Aljezur municipality is thus an opportunity to rediscover peace and tranquillity, to experience a silence broken only by the singing of birds or the crash of waves on the rocks, and to savour the beauty of verdant fields, gentle slopes swathed in wild flowers and majestic cliffs with the pounding sea as backdrop.

Aljezur Brochure

Aljezur Brochure

At the top of the hill, the castle ramparts, symbol of the long struggle between Christians and Moors; on the hills flanking the castle mound, known as “Degoladouro” and “Cabeças”, strange place names recalling the taking of the town from the Moors; and a cascade of white houses that almost tumble down the hillside towards the river: facets of the venerable town of Aljezur, which found a route to growth and a future on the hill on the other side of the river.

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Aljezur

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