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Mertola is one of the most pleasant villages to visit in Portugal. Sat high above the Guadiana River the village is dominated by Mertola Castle. A statue of Ibn Qasi stands guard at the entrance.

Stuate of Ibn Qasi, Mertola Castle, Portugal

Next to Mertola Castle is the Matriz Parish Church with its elegant white facade.

Matriz Parish Church, Mertola, Portugal

Following the narrow streets down into the village you will come across the Torre de Relogio – the Clock Tower offer wide views over the surrounding valley. Close-by is the square holding the town hall. The square has been beautifully reformed recently.

Torre de Relogio - Clock Tower, Mertola, Portugal

Town Hall, Mertola, Portugal

Mertola offers many interesting museums on the village’s history, one of which the Islamic Studies Museum can be found in this charming yellow building.

Islamic Studies Museum, Mertola, Portugal

Finally, do not leave town without purchasing some fresh produce at Mertola’s market, cheese being particular speciality.

Market, Mertola, Portugal

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With easy access through Ryanair, Alicante makes a great weekend break with a chance to sit back and enjoy the Med as well as dine out at a number of good restaurants.

Harbor Pier Walk, Alicante

Highlights include the Port with its array of yachts and small boats alongside Postiguet Beach which is surprisingly nice for a city beach.

Port, Alicante

Other landmarks include Santa Barbara Castle, the Town Hall and San Nicolas Cathedral Church, all within close walking distance from each other.

Santa Barbara Castle and Port, Alicante

City Hall - Ayuntamiento, Alicante

San Nicolas Cathedral Church, Alicante

The interesting Central Market – Mercado Central is also well worth a look around. Prices are very reasonable and the freshness of the products, second to none.

Central Market - Mercado Central, Alicante

Luceros Fountain and Square, Alicante

Finally sit back and enjoy a coffee on the Explanada de España which has an attractive tile mosaic surface.

Explanada de España, Alicante