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Algueuirao Mem Martins is a lovely parish (freguesia) in Portugal, located more exactly within the Sintra Municipality, to which it belongs. The history of Mem Martins goes back a long time ago, but the parish was not promoted from village to town until 1988. Throughout the years, Mem Martins has known a great development. According to the 2011 census, Mem Martins has a total population of 66,250 residents and spans on a total area of 6.32 square miles (16.37 sq km). This makes for a density of about 4,000 hab/sq km, making Mem Martins one of the most densely populated places in Portugal. Mem Martins is a charming place that will surely impress you with its beautiful sights and warm people, so your staying here will be a pleasant one for sure.
Top Attractions within Mem Martins
The Castle of the Moors is an amazing castle in Sintra, located in the parish of Santa Maria e Sao Miguel, near Mem Martins. this hilltop medieval castle is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The castle dates back to the 8th century, when its construction started, during the period of Arab occupation. The castle overlooks the historical town of Sintra and provides spectacular panoramic views of the area that will leave you breathless.
The Sintra National Palace, also known as Town Palace, is a beautiful palace in Sintra, datting back to the Middle Ages. This is the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in the country, having been inhibited from the early 15th century to the late 19th century. The palace is a popular tourist attraction and is part of the Cultural landscape of Sintra, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Restaurants. Mem Martins has plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy a satisfying meal and experience Portuguese cuisine. Some of these include O Pizza, Taverna do Ferrinho, and A Tendinha. Besides these restaurants, there are many other dining options in the area of Sintra that you can try.