Sunday, 4 May 2014

Mértola & Alcoutim

Off in to the hills this time and we visit Mértola seemingly in the middle of nowhere but of historic strategic importance along with Alcoutim

View of the Guadiana river as it flows down towards the Spanish border at Alcoutim

The only medieval mosque left in Portugal

Onwards to Alcoutim and stunning views of Sanlúcar de Guadiana over the river in Spain
A ferry for foot passengers gets you there in no time but if you fancy driving there its a whopping 70km

My kinda diet...

We did the rather unimpressive castle tour…

Sitting atop Sanlúcar is the remains of San Marcos Castle 

Taken from yes…..a bar

There were a few vans parked up here so we might return when ours is fixed