Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
267
Reproduction Record ID:
267
Work Class:
Cities
Work Type:
villages
Title:
Mertola, Portugal
Title Type:
preferred
Date:
100-400
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Mértola (Portugal)
Location Type:
site
Location:
Mertola (Portugal)
Style Period:
Manueline
Style Period:
Moorish
Culture:
Islamic
Culture:
Roman (ancient)
Culture:
Portuguese
Subject:
villages
Subject:
churches
Subject:
Mértola (Portugal)
Subject:
townscapes (built environment)
Subject:
rivers
Description:
The village of Mértola has around 3100 inhabitants. Mértola is located on a hill by the Guadiana river, and its strategic location made it an important commercial port from Classical Antiquity through the period of Islamic domination.
Information Source:
accessed August 10, 2007
Reproduction Creator:
Anspach, Eric
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction Date:
2002
Reproduction Date Type:
creation
Reproduction Subject:
churches
Reproduction Subject:
mosques
Reproduction Subject:
roof components
Reproduction View:
Church roof
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction View Subject:
mosques
Reproduction Description:
The main church of Mértola is a mosque built between the 12th & 13th centuries. In 1238 the mosque was turned into a church and the structure was left unaltered. In the 16th century the church was remodeled, gaining Manueline vault with a new roof.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

Mertola, Portugal