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Well worth a visit

The Museum encompasses several displays over about a square km of the old town. It is not easy to... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Simon A
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Brisbane, Australia
Fascinating Site

The history of this area spans centuries and the museum includes Roman, Visigoth, Moorish and... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
tele21
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Chicago
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

There are a few museums and archeological sites throughout the old village of Mertola. The islamic art museum, housed in a remodelled building, has wonderful artifacts that have been excavated from around the village and castle further up the hill. Two euros gets you in...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

The Museum encompasses several displays over about a square km of the old town. It is not easy to actually figure out in advance where everything is - but there is a tourist office and they can help with a map.

Thank Simon A
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The history of this area spans centuries and the museum includes Roman, Visigoth, Moorish and Christian periods. It is displayed very nicely and is well worth a visit.

Thank tele21
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The town calls itself the museum town... and that seems to fit. The Mértola museum is actually a series of about ten separate locations around town, so this rating is the overall effort of all of the locations combined.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Really worth a visit. The staff were extremely helpful and really made sure to answer all our questions fully and spoke superb english.

Thank T Y
Reviewed October 25, 2016

A beautiful and well-presented museum of local Islamic art. Most originated from the 12th and 13th century. Lots had been dug out in the castle area. Items were surprisingly well preserved and/or restored.

Thank EllenNordvik
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We loved this small town and it's well organized historical circuit: a church formerly mosk, an open-air digging site where they uncovered remnants of Roman, Arab and Justinian ruins, a museum about tools and lifestyles in different eras and the castle. They have a rich...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2015

Circuit of museums spaces very well structured. Map with the identification of all spaces. In just 2 places, we paied the symbolic entrance of 2 € per person. Apparently, exist audioguide for the tour but they were not available.

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