April 10, 2015

Igreja Matriz de Mertola

The Igreja Matriz de Mértola in Mertola in the Alentejo region of south east Portugal is only one of two churches in the country that have been built over mosques following the Reconquest in the 13th century. The other is in nearby Serpa.

Igreja Matriz de Mertola, Alentejo, Portugal.

The Igreja Matriz is registered as a National Monument and retains the Moorish arched doorway and the mihrab - a niche pointing to Mecca.

Igreja Matriz de Mertola.

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