Castelo de Aljezur


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Castle ruins

Published by Ethel Rudnitzki — 3 years ago

In the district of Faro there is a very small village called Aljezur. It has less than 6 thousand people and it is hardly ever on tourists radar, but it is a great place to visit for an afternoon.

Castle ruins

Also, the city keeps a great secret: it has a Castle with more than one thousand years old! The castle used to be part of a wall that surrounded the whole village with towers. Nowadays you can still see parts of this towers and stones, and also a place they believed was a water tank to provide for the city. 

Castle ruins

It is located in the highest point of the city and you can see the whole village from there (which isn't that big, but the view is great). 

Castle ruins

More history

Besides the castle, can you believe that Aljezur village exists since the stone age? Archeologists found trace elements of populations from 3 thousand years before christ there. 

And if it wasn't enough, the city was an important place for the Arabic empire that conquered the region for almost 400 years. 

Location

Castle ruins

Aljezur has not many things to do, but if you are in Algarve region I recommend stoping by. It is located on the half way from Sagres to Costa Vicentina, two major attractions in the south of Portugal with stunning beaches. 

Castle ruins

You can stop in Aljezur while travelling from this places and admire a city that was so important to history. The visit in the castle doesn't take more than 15 minutes, and you can walk the whole village in other 15 minutes. Enjoy the rest of the time to eat some at some portuguese tasca (typical local restaurants in Portugal) and keep on traveling in this beautiful country. 

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