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Alenquer skatepark tour in Portugal

Continuing our epic to skate and film every skatepark in Portugal, we arrived at Alenquer, a town with a rich historical background located in the Lisbon District.

Our next stop was Alenquer Skatepark, a modest park boasting a simple setup featuring a miniramp, quarter pipe, bank, ledge, and two rails. While not the most thrilling skatepark, Alenquer Skatepark still offered us a chance to enjoy some skateboarding if we happened to be in the area. Beyond the skatepark, Alenquer holds a special charm with its population, historical landmarks, and inviting atmosphere.


Alenquer is a municipality with a population of approximately 44442 residents, situated in the Lisbon District of Portugal. This town, steeped in history, boasts a rich heritage and is known for its medieval castle. The Alenquer Castle, a magnificent structure, stands as a reminder of the region's past and offers visitors a glimpse into the town's historical significance. With its cobblestone streets, traditional Portuguese architecture, and warm community, Alenquer captures the essence of a charming, small town.

Beyond the skatepark, Alenquer offers a variety of attractions and activities to explore. Aside from the impressive Alenquer Castle, visitors can wander through the town's streets and discover historic landmarks, traditional shops, and cozy cafes. The town's inviting atmosphere makes it an ideal place to immerse oneself in the local culture and soak up the authentic Portuguese ambiance. Alenquer's rich history, combined with its warm community, creates a unique experience for visitors seeking to connect with the town's heritage.

Alenquer skatepark

Alenquer Skatepark may not offer the most exciting skateboarding experience, but it serves as a decent spot if you find yourself in the area. The park's basic features, including the miniramp, quarter pipe, bank, ledge, and rails, provide skaters with the opportunity to practice their skills and enjoy a session in a calm environment. While the park may not attract skaters from afar, it caters to the local skateboarding community and offers a convenient place for residents and nearby skaters to enjoy some skateboarding fun.

In conclusion, while Alenquer Skatepark may not be the most thrilling or destination-worthy skatepark in Portugal, it still holds value for those in the area looking for a place to skate. Alenquer itself, with its historical significance, population, and welcoming atmosphere, adds to the overall experience. Whether you're exploring the medieval Alenquer Castle or enjoying a session at the skatepark, the town offers a glimpse into Portugal's past and a chance to appreciate the beauty of its small-town charm.

Crew: Margarida Cepeda, Rodrigo Simão

Visit Alenquer skatepark

By Haroun Cherif

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