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 present Mayor is José
Fernandes Estevens, elected by the Social
The municipal holiday is June
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
In honor to his Portuguese
mother, Lucia Gomes, from Castro Marim, Paco de
Lucía - the Spanish composer and guitarist -
named his thirteenth studio album Castro Marín.