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From archaeology to the Museum


A museum is more than a place that displays objects and preserves the memories of a given space and time. It is, above all, an important link with people, while representing their collective identity.

Archaeology comes to life through the objects and scenarios displayed in museum cabinets, where historical and archaeological information is translated into a simple language aimed at passing on knowledge and enriching its audiences at the personal and cultural levels.

This is the Mértola Museum!

The case of Mértola is a national reference for the way it studies, analyses, and presents Heritage. Currently, the Mértola Museum has 14 theme-based units, most of which have archaeological structures that have been preserved on-site, or set up in buildings that stand out for their architecture or importance for local history.

Thereby, the visitor has the opportunity to better understand the territory and its human occupation over time.

Museological Units

Find out where our museological units are

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