Attractions

Museum in Aljezur

Museu Municipal

This small but likeable museum has three rooms. Downstairs is an archaeological collection displaying everything from Stone Age axes to a 16th-century whipping post, while across the hall the Islamic section has a g…
Museum in Aljezur

Museu de Arte Sacra

Built in the 16th century and damaged in the 1755 earthquake, the modest Igreja da Misericórdia church was reconstructed in the 18th century. Its small religious-art museum houses items donated by a locally born Mon…
Castle in Aljezur

Castelo

The polygonal castle, on the site of an Iron Age fort, was built by the Moors in the 10th century, conquered by the Christians in 1249, then abandoned in the late 15th century. The walls and a couple of towers survi…
Museum in Aljezur

Casa Museu Pintor José Cercas

This quaint house belonged to Portuguese painter José Cercas (1914–92) who left his home and belongings – a collection of furniture, artworks and personal objects – to the town. Ask at the Museu Municipal for entry.…
Museum in Aljezur

Museu Antoniano

Housed in a former chapel built in the 17th century (which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake), this is now a museum devoted to St Anthony, with paintings, books, coins and icons all relating to the saint. Admissi…