Mértola The Essential
Mértola is alone in the middle of the sweeping landscape of the Alentejo and suddenly appears all white, in an amphitheatre shape on a hillside at the confluence of the Guadiana and the Oeiras. It is a small town dominated by a restored keep and the ruined surrounding wall of a fortified 13C castle. It has preserved from its Arab past an old mosque now converted into a church.
You will notice behind the altar, the