Islamic festival

The Alentejo city of Mértola will be filled with exotic sights and sounds between May 21 and 24, as it hosts its fifth Islamic Festival.

Throughout the four days, visitors can expect a diverse range of activities including seminars, arts and crafts exhibitions, live music and more. The market, or souk, set in the historic nucleus of the town near the ancient mosque will be the centre of the festival.

For more information and a full programme of events, please visit the website, in Portuguese only, at