Azenhas do Mar

Coordinates: 38°50′26″N 9°27′36″W / 38.84056°N 9.46000°W / 38.84056; -9.46000
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Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar is located in Portugal
Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 38°50′26″N 9°27′36″W / 38.84056°N 9.46000°W / 38.84056; -9.46000
Country Portugal
Metropolitan areaLisbon
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

Azenhas do Mar is a seaside town (residential neighborhood) in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. It is part of Colares civil parish. Azenhas do Mar means Watermills of the Sea and the name derives from a once-powerful stream that moved the watermills as it made its way to the sea.[1]

It is located just 30 km (19 mi) away from Lisbon, near Cabo da Roca, Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), and other attractions.[2]

The place is a Mediterranean-looking village with white houses tumbling down to the Atlantic. In the mid-20th century, wealthy families from Lisbon and Sintra decided that the location was perfect for summer homes, which can be seen outside the main cluster of houses that originally were a fishing community's homes.[1]

There are several popular beaches located near the Azenhas do Mar, namely Praia da Aguda, Praia do Magoito (mostly frequented by locals and surfers), and Praia das Maçãs.[1]

Near Praia das Maçãs there is a Prehistoric Monument, also known as the Tholos of Outeiro das Mós, consists of an artificial Neolithic cave and a Chalcolithic domed or beehive tomb.


  1. ^ a b c "Azenhas do Mar, Sintra - Visitor's Guide". Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  2. ^ Azenhas do Mar Restaurant and Resort. Azenhas do Mar.

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