The ancient walled-in town of Mértola is on a hill overlooking the Rio Guadiana and its Roman quay. Mértola has seen several archaeological excavations in recent years. The artifacts from these digs are all part of the Museu Arqueológico (Archaeology Museum), which has branches—each with displays from different periods—in several locations around town. At any one of them you can buy a combined ticket for €5 that covers the entrance to all the town's museums.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More