The “new” church and its adjoining village square is venue for concerts and traditional festivities in the summer months. It is surrounded by small bars and restaurants that function as a central meeting point for the residents who drink their daily “cafezinho”, “vinho tinto” or “medronho” or just gossip about the latest news of the town.
Aljezur has about 3,500 inhabitants and is a typical Portuguese small town where life is traditional. Every day there is a richly stocked fruit, vegetable and fish market, which also offers regional products such as honey, brandy, figs, oregano, eggs, and flowers.
The Saturday farmer’s market is worth a visit as is the monthly gypsy and livestock market where one can find everything one needs in daily life.
In Aljezur there are several cafes, bars and restaurants, banks and a post office, food, clothing, souvenir and tool shops, a school, a swimming pool, and surf shops.
The view to the west of the "Castelo" pictures a vast nature reserve with original untouched vegetation, the habitat for many rare butterflies and birds. In the distance you can hear the sound of the sea waves.