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Aljezur - Moorish Castle

Situated on the heights above the town of Aljezur, one can find the ruins of the castle of Aljezur, originally constructed by the Moors, and which dominated the region of Aljezur until
the destruction of 1755.
The wall area comprised two towers, one round and one square, and included a covered cistern with a vaulted roof. Despite the fact that the castle is now in ruins it is an important feature of this town taken from the Moors in 1250. Associated with this fact is the "Fonte de Mentiras" - "Liar´s spring" which lies below the castle, so called because legends tells that the castle fell because a Moorish girl who loved a Christian man betrayed her people.

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