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aljezur

In the heart of the Costa Vicentina, Aljezur is distinguished among the best European destinations for nature tourism. With stunning scenery, between the mountains and the sea, the coast with the best beaches in Portugal.

A natural, Aljezur is extraordinarily rich and diverse. Since the traditional architecture, the churches worth a visit, museums, not to mention its cuisine and excellent local produce.

Land of fish and meat, as well as rich vegetables, it is impossible to resist the sweet potato Aljezur, it deserves honors one of the best food festivals in the Algarve region, the Aljezur's Sweet Potato Festival held in November. Baked or grilled freshly baked fish in coal, Moorish popes with "pikes" the couvada or beans with sweet potato, octopus sauce or salad, excellent barnacles and mussels Vicentina Coast, fried moray eel and sausages, are quite popular dishes and snacks. Not forgetting the famous sweets, the base of the main local product: cake, pie, pudding or sweet potato fritters and fried Aljezur, among other delicacies, combined with an aromatic brandy arbutus, produced for centuries in this region, the delight of many who move here to enjoy.

 

Places to visit:

Castle Aljezur

Municipal Museum

Antonian Museum

Misericordia Church

Fortress of Arrifana

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