Ibn Mucana Windmill in Cascais

The borough of Cascais has several windmills in various areas.  In Alcabideche, just before the Cascaishopping Centre, is the Ibn Mucana windmill.

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This was named after the Arab poet who was born and raised in Alcabideche in the 11th century.  The windmills were referred to in his poems and writings.  Windmills were a necessary equipment as much of the population lived from agriculture and supplied the markets of Lisbon and surrounding areas.