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"Pleasant rest" Top 5 Page for this destination Mértola Things to Do Tip by solopes

Mértola Things to Do: 12 reviews and 40 photos

  Mertola - Portugal
by solopes

Alentejo is, at our scale, a large province that stands in the way to Algarve. Most people coming from the north cross it without stopping, anxious to relax by the sea. That is not a wise solution. You may, as we say, "join the useful to the pleasant", and make a "technical stop" at Mertola. The town is small but wonderful.

Depending on your time, you may just stop by the castle, for a quick visit, entering the small church that was, in its beginning, a Muslim mosque. Then, if you decide to stay a while, you may stroll along town, in search of the Roman, Visigoth, Muslim and Paleochristian remnants. There's a museum, split in five nucleus by themes, and with one single ticket you may enter all that you want, the main attraction being the Arab nucleus.

OK, you may proceed now, and I promise you that in about one hour you may be in the water.

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2014
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