Azenhas do Mar, Colares, Portugal (with Map & Photos)

Azenhas do Mar is a city located on the sea coast. Azenhas do Mar is located in the municipality of Sintra, which in turn is part of the Lisbon region. The name of the city is translated as "sea mill". According to some sources, the history of this ancient city began during the period of Arab occupation. 

Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar

The city is located on a rock, the ocean is spread below, and from the outside it seems that the city is, as it were, poured into the rock, and some houses seem to be balancing on the edge of the abyss. In the 30s, after the opening of the tram line, Azenhas do Mar becomes a famous tourist destination in the Lisbon region due to its endless beaches, as well as natural pools in the rock.

Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar

There is a legend that on the day of the opening of the tram, instead of water in one of the fountains of the city, the famous Portuguese red wine Cularis was pouring. Azenhas do Mar is closely associated with the production of this wine. On the territory of the city there were plantations of grapes "Ramishko". Due to the sandy soil, the grapes were planted to a depth that was sometimes more than 10 meters in order for the seedling to be planted in moist soil. The Ramishko variety is rich in tannins, the wine is aged for a long time in oak barrels, which is why the wine has a tart taste and can be stored for a long time. It is worth noting the fact that alcohol is not added to the wine.

Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar

The inhabitants of this small town are also engaged in catching fish and shellfish.

The picturesque landscape of Azenhas do Mar and the proximity of the ocean attract a large number of tourists who want to relax and rejuvenate.

Azenhas do Mar Map