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Castro Marim

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Castro Marim is a town and a municipality in the southern region of Algarve, in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 6,747, in an area of 300.84 km².The current Mayor is Francisco Amaral, elected by the Social Democratic Party.The municipal holiday is June 24.In the Roman era, Castro Marim was known as Aesuris.Every year in the end of August there is a Medieval Fair/Festival that reunites many people from across the world to perform, like medieval musicians, archers, swordsmen, dancers, troupes, etc. There are sellers too: blacksmiths, textile crafters (weaving), herbs sellers, etc.In honour to his Portuguese mother, Lucia Gomes, from Castro Marim, Paco de Lucía - the Spanish composer and guitarist - named his thirteenth studio album Castro Marín.ParishesAdministratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes : Altura Azinhal Castro Marim Odeleite
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Popular things to do in Castro Marim

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Beach
Praia Verde
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Castelo de Castro Marim
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Praia do Cabeço
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Mercado Municipal de Castro Marim
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Castro Marim

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Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo Monte Gordo
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Landmark
Praca Marques de Pombal Vila Real de Santo Antonio
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Praia de Cacela Velha Vila Nova de Cacela
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Castelo de Mertola Mertola
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Castro Marim

Architectural Building
Forte de Santo Antonio
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Fort of Sao Sebastiao
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Nossa Senhora dos Martires Church
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Golf Course
Castro Marim Golf Course
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

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