Aljezur Town and County: History, Culture, Arquitecture, Beaches, Information and Photos
Aljezur is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, the region and subregion of the Algarve, with around 2 700 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with 323.65 kilometers ² and 5349 inhabitants (2006),  divided into 4
districts. It is bounded on the north by the city of Odemira of the Beja district of Alentejo, in the east of Monchique, southeast of Lagos in the southwest of Vila do Bispo to the west has an extensive coastline with the Atlantic Ocean. The northwest boundary with the municipality of Beja, is marked by the Ribeira de Seixe. The coastline of the municipality is part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.
El Rey The King Dom Dinis gave it a charter in 1280.
From Aljezur tourists can explore the beaches of the Algarve's west coast: bathed by the Atlantic, there is often a desert landscape in contrast to the warmer ones South
The beaches and Arrifana Amoreira, fine sand and surrounded by cliffs, access is by road south of Aljezur, further north on the border with the Alentejo Odeceixe beach, near the village which took the name , is at the mouth of the river Odeceixe, the water is very cold, but it is good for surfing.
Aljezur is small and quiet, dominated by a Moorish castle of the tenth century It is divided into two parts and lies in a fertile valley farmland.
When the Moors built the castle, various streams flowed to the area and he ran around the hill was so wide that boats could sail up to Aljezur. But the waters were infested with mosquitoes that spread
malaria and the population moved away, thus creating another center. Therefore, the town is divided into two parts: the Old Town and the New Church.
From the castle, only a tank and some towers, while the mother church, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, displays a magnificent altar in neo-classical.
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