Top things to do in Aljezur

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…
Italian in Aljezur

Bistrot Gulli

On the main road 4km south of Aljezur, this looks like a standard driver's lunch stop until you enter and discover a handsome modern interior and a menu of not just pizzas but rather innovative, quality Mediterranea…
Seafood in Aljezur

O Paulo

Spectacularly set by the ruined fortress of Arrifana, with majestic clifftop views as far as Cabo de São Vicente, O Paulo has a covered terrace that makes a romantic spot for a meal. The vistas are hard to live up t…
Portuguese in Aljezur

Restaurante-Bar A Lareira

Warning: walk past here with a rumbling tummy and you'll be in like a shot, lured by the wonderful aromas emanating through the doors. It's unpretentious and family run, and (you guessed it) it serves up authentic P…
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


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…
Portuguese in Aljezur

Pont'a Pé

With shiny timber floors and a beamed ceiling, this friendly place serves up a range of tasty fish dishes and good barbecue chicken. Check the daily specials, especially at lunchtime, for interesting and delicious o…
Market in Aljezur

Mercado Municipal

Located near the bridge, the municipal market is a good place to buy fresh fruit and veggies, and it has a very appealing fish counter.