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Before you dismiss the old part of the town and venture to the new part. You will find before the bridge a Hostel that is popular with young back packers. Continue past this you will come across many cobbled stone streets that head up hill. It is well worth venturing up to the top for the breath taking views to the new town and a good photo opportunity as well as the marble statue of King Alfonso. There is also a museum on the slant of the hill well worth a visit.
For those who like to hike you can walk up to the castle ruin, which offers free admission? If you prefer to drive up to the ruin, you can do so quite easily. You will find many bars and restaurants in the old part of Aljezur where you can have coffee or lunch before venturing across to the bridge into the new part of the town across the river.
Just before the bridge is the daily covered fish market, open until 1:00 pm. closed on Sundays, it has public toilets to the side of the market. The short walk across the bridge to the second half of the town, you have the view of the main church ahead, with the green hills that surround Aljezur.
Due to the fact that it is very much farming county with many small strips of land which are often shared by families that work the land. Well worth making your way to the main church as you are rewarded with spectacular views. A couple of bars give an opportunity for a well-deserved break. The church square has a life of its own with locals sitting and chatting as the trees offer good shade in the hot summer months. The bronze bust sitting an the granite plinth is that of the Bishop Francisco Gomes do Avelar who is also celebrated with a full size statue which stand in the city of Faro where he later became bishop and died at the age of 77.