The so-called Casa de Mértola (Mértola House) was the small dwelling of a modest family that lived in the ‘Old Town’, i.e., in the urban agglomeration protected by the old wall, during the 1940s/50s.
Its lively memories tell us that the house’s last inhabitants were a family of 7 – a couple with their 5 children, who accommodated inside as best they could. Typically, in the Mediterranean countries, people lived their lives mostly outside, on the streets, and houses were only used for basic needs such as eating and sleeping.
The Casa de Mértola (Mértola House) recreates the organization of an old house using furniture and everyday objects from the Museum’s collection, appealing to memories that are still very much alive to the town’s residents.
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Opening date: 2013