Faro Airport Transfer to Aljezur

Aljezur

Aljezur is a small market town with two parts divided by a fertile river valley. Its hilltop Moorish Castle offering nice views to the surrounding countryside dominates the old part. It was settled by the Moors in the 10th century and re-conquered in 1246.

Several spectacular, almost unspoiled beaches are located in the vicinity. You can easily reach Amoreira, Monte Clerigo and Arrifana from the village of Odeceixe, 18km north to Aljezur on the N120.

Nestling a few kilometres inland from the Algarve's rugged west coast, Aljezur is an attractive little place of striking white houses and red roofs, surrounded by oak woods and fields emblazoned with wild flowers. Lying along a narrow river, the town was founded by the Arabs and conquered by the Portuguese in 1246.
Reached via the old quarter, Aljezur's domineering hilltop castle affords a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Built of sandstone, it was constructed by the Moors in the 10th century but was badly damaged during the great eathquake of 1755. The parish church built after the earthquake has a fine Neo-Classical altarpiece credited to José da Costa of Faro.

Just outside Aljezur exists an area of cultivated land where the old medieval system of strip farming is still practised. Employing narrow plots bordered by irrigation ditches, this system is used for crop rotation worked mostly by hand due to the lack of space for modern machinery. Up a steep, winding road 7 km to the west of Aljezur is the captivating seashore village and beach of Monte Clérigo, a paradise for sunbathers and surfers alike. Arrifana nearby boasts a magnificent sandy beach, one of the best in the region.

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Faro Airport Transfer to Aljezur details

  • Faro Airport Transfer to Aljezur takes approximately 1h30 minutes
  • The distance between Faro Airport and Aljezur is 108 Km
  • Express Transfers provide Faro Airport Transfers to Aljezur