Welcome back to the Algarve! Portugal‘s vast, southern region might be known most for its beaches, but it’s got all kinds of interesting towns inland as well.

Back when my parents came to visit us in Seville, we took them all over southern Portugal so they could see what all the fuss is about. One of those non-beach towns we went to is that of Aljezur. It’s pretty small, but it has an interesting history dating back to the Berbers and way, way beyond from before the area was settled.

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

We didn’t spend a lot of time here; we mostly just walked around and headed up to the old castle to see the ruins and views of the region. This was on a day trip from Lagos, and we only spent an hour or so here.

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

It was still a nice stop and we had a good time hanging out and poking around the castle ruins, as well as admiring the views from up top. Enjoy some pix!

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Saudações de Aljezur!

Aljezur, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

A very special and very big thanks to all the fine folks in Aljezur, and to my folks for coming to visit!

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