Aljezur Castle



The important position of this region, next to a fluvial port, helped the fixation of populations since prehistory.
The Aljezur Castle is visible from every point of the village and dates from the 10th century, at the height of the arab occupation in the south of Portugal.

The strategic importance of this castle decreased over the years, and the Castle was already abandoned on the 15th century.

The big earthquake of 1755 launched the final strike in the castle, damaging much of its structure, still remaining nowadays part of the walls and a tower.

In 1977 the Aljezur Castle is considered a Monument of Public Interest, and has been having consolidation and conservation works over the years.

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