Being bordered by the sea and mountains, the municipality of Aljezur reflects this dual influence in its landscapes. While the coast is marked by high cliffs, beneath which there are lots of beaches and dunes, the hinterland is a place of rolling hills, covered with vegetation.
The settlement of the municipality of Aljezur dates back to prehistoric times. During the five centuries of Islamic presence, it experienced a period of great prosperity. In fact, the village of Aljezur was founded in the 10th century by the Arabs, who built an imposing castle here.