Photographer's Note

Panoramic view from the top of the walls of the castle of Castro Marim, with the Spanish town of Ayamonte in the background.
The castle of Castro Marim was of great strategic importance, as port for commercial activity with the peoples of the Mediterranean.
The construction of the longest defensive wall identified the premises dates back to the 8th century, the human occupation of the place dates back to the bronze age, and successively occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors, until the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
The village is an essential milestone, confirm it is its majestic castle and its strategic position allowing excellent access, either by land or sea.
The Village of Castro Marim, is a town and municipality located in the province of Algarve, is a complete village, which offers beaches, hills and the River Guadiana.
The vast majority of homes remain intact against the urban phenomenon, which makes it possible to enjoy in full the entire history of the village.

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