Alenquer (uh-lehn-KEHR, /ɐ.ɫẽ.ˈkeɾ/) received its royal charter in 1212 from Princess Sancha, daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal. The municipality has over 43,000 residents (2011), while the town proper has about 9,000.
- 1 Posto de Turismo (Viver Alenquer), R. dos Guerras 4, 2580-309 Alenquer, Portugal, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Algarve to the S, take the A2 (Autoestrada do Sul) motorway to A13 to A10 to A1 (exit 4). The trip takes 2 hr 30 min.
There's no rail station in Alenquer. The nearest stations are in Castanheira do Ribatejo and Vila Franca de Xira from where you can take a bus.
- 1 Castelo de Alenquer (Castle of Alenquer). A medieval castle built in 1160 over the remains of a Moorish fortress.
- 2 Ponte da Lezíria (Lezíria Bridge). The Lezíria Bridge is a box girder bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus and Sorraia Rivers between Carregado (Alenquer municipality) and Benavente, north-east of Lisbon. It is the second-longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts) and the ninth longest in the world, with a total length of 12 km (7.5 mi). It carries the A10 motorway.
- 1 Casta 85, Calçada Francisco Carmo 31 (Largo Espírito Santo), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Daily 12:00–02:00.
- 2 Restaurante a Prensa, Rua 25 de Abril 19 (off the N1/IC2 road), ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. M–Sa 12:00–15:00 & 19:30–22:00, Su 12:00–15:00.
- 1 AL Embaixador, Largo Palmira Bastos 16, ☏ . Check-in: 14:00–21:00, check-out: 00:00–12:00. €44-46.
- 2 Quinta da Torre - Casas de Campo, Vale das Pedras, Ota, ☏ .