Bensafrim is a small town (about 1,500 inhabitants) in the county of Lagos, and it has been until the reform in the year 2013 an independent community. Together with Barão de São João it belongs now to the community named União das Freguesias de Bensafrim e Barão de São João.

Coordinates: 37° 9′ N, 8° 44′ W

The N120 (from Lagos to Aljezur) crosses the town. The terminal of the highway 22 is at the western outskirts of the town.


Mercado Municipal


The little market is opened daily in the early hours of the morning.


Igreja de Bensafrim


The town church of Bensafrim. You can only visit it during the church service.



In front of the church is a sculpture in honour of Antonio José Nunes da Glória (1842 – 1910), a painter, sculptor, architect, archaeologist, teacher, humanist and priest by profession.