The French use the expression “village perché” to describe a village on top of a hill, overlooking the surrounding landscape. One of the prettiest village perchés in Portugal is Azenhas do Mar. Built on a cliff in the Colares region near Sintra, it has amazing views of the Atlantic ocean.
If you rent a house in Azenhas do Mar, you can spend the day listening to the waves and watching the sea try different shades of blue and green. It’s a very fine use of time.
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Besides the fantastic view, there is a great restaurant just above the pool of the picture. When the sea is at unrest, the powerful waves almost arrives to the windows at the resultant. Its a real gem.
Dear Anders, thanks for the tip, we will check out the restaurant next time we are in the area. Best, Sergio