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Mértola
Mértola is a Portuguese village in the district of Beja, Alentejo region and sub-region of Baixo Alentejo. The village is situated on an elevation on the right bank of the river Guadiana, immediately upstream of the confluence of the Oeiras river.

It is home to one of the largest municipalities in Portugal, with 1,279.40 km² of area and subdivided into 7 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Beja and Serpa, to the east by Spain, to the south by Alcoutim and to the west by Almodôvar and by Castro Verde.
Tourism
In Mértola the visitor is invited to be able to choose between Adventure, Nature Trails, paths with history, Birdwatching, Guadiana Tours, Hunting and Fishing, Culture and Tradition, unique experiences worth the trip to this beautiful Alentejo city.
PATHWAYS FOR BIRD OBSERVATION
PEDESTRIAN PATHWAYS SIGNED IN THE AREA OF THE NATURAL PARK VALE DO GUADIANA
DOCUMENTATION CENTER AND CASA DO MINEIRO
MÉRTOLA, NATIONAL HUNTING CAPITAL
MUSEOLÓGICOS NUCLEARS IN MÉRTOLA
BASILICA PALEOCRISTÃ / CASA ROMANA / ISLAMIC ART / SACRA ART / FORJA DO FERREIRO / WEAVING OFFICE / TOWING MACHINE / ALCÁÇOVA / ERMIDA AND NECRÓPOLE DE S. SEBASTIÃO
FLUVIAL BEACH OF THE SÃO DOMINGOS MINE AND LEISURE AREA AZADES OF THE GUADIANA
NO GUADIANA TOURS
An unforgettable trip ...
Gastronomy
Knowledge linked to tradition created a set of traditional products with unique flavors and qualities. Bread, honey, goat and sheep cheese, sausages, sweets and weaving are some of the traditional products of the Municipality of Mértola. In order to promote these products, the Autarchy annually holds the "Honey, Cheese and Bread Fair" in April.

As for Gastronomy the county also has a wide range of typical dishes very appreciated by tourists. Lamprey, Rio's fish stew, eel stew, saboga roe, gazpacho, partridge, lamb stew, migas, açorda, asparagus, and tubers are a show of what good savor in Mértola. In order to promote Peixe do Rio in its most varied forms of conception, the "Rio Fish Festival" is held each year in the riverside village of Pomarão.
The Municipality of Mértola excels mainly for the possibility that it offers for the practice of sports and outdoor activities, such as, descent of the river Guadiana, in boat for 20 people; hiking and photographic safaris; paragliding In addition to this, there are other outdoor sports activities / equipment such as horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking, among others.
Accompanying this offer, in Mértola are several festivities, fairs and pilgrimages that take place almost all year round throughout the county.
Weather
Beja has a Mediterranean climate, with a dry period of 80 to 100 days, during the summer, where the average temperature varies between 26 C and 29 ° C. In winter, temperatures are relatively moderate.
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