The castle of Mértola with its impressive Tower of homage to 30 feet tall, occupies the site of ancient Roman buildings and a small fortified district of the Islamic era, the Castle dominates the town and serves as a reference and memory feats of yesteryear and of ancient battles.
Mértola is a picturesque village in the District of Beja, Alentejo region, is a village located in a beautiful area blessed by nature, on the shore of Guadiana river
Strolling through the streets of Mértola repairs on its rich history, a reflection of his past, for here they walked the Phoenicians (who created an important commercial port), Romans, Visigoths, and Moors who left a very strong brand in the village that denotes this historic Heritage, the importance of this landmark locale along the centuries
Mértola boasts the biggest Islamic Museum of Europe to exhibit exclusively Islamic art pieces.
Its history, combine with customs and traditions so well kept, as are the traditional products: meat, bread, honey, goat cheeses and famous sheep, sausages, sweets and weaving, without forgetting the fresh fish supplied by the Guadiana river.
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ahutchin (9) 2013-02-21 20:26
I love the contrast between the darker colour of the earth and the castle walls and the strong blue of the sky separated by the thin lines of the road and the top of the house just inching above the wall. The angle and composition create a set of sharp lines that could be found in a modern stylized painting.
Another fabulous photograph in your collection, Joăo.
PS: I also appreciated the note because I have learned a lot from it. I must return to Mértola one day.
- Copyright: Joao Correia (sogal) (887)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-26
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, Fujinon 30X / 24-700 mm Eq. f.8-6.6, Hama UV 58mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 1:27
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