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The Islamic Art Museum, set up in an 18th-century building, located next to Porta da Ribeira.
Demonstrates the intense work carried out for years around the study and processing of materials from the Islamic period, most of which were unearthed during archaeological excavations carried out at the Alcáçova de Mértola (Mértola Alcazaba).
The exhibition on display covers the period between the 9th and the 13th centuries AD and includes a great diversity of shapes and functions, with an emphasis on architectural elements, tombstones, and everyday ceramic objects most notably object decorated using the dry rope technique, metals, and metal alloys, glass and carved bone.
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Opening date: 2001