Pulo do Lobo
A natural accident, south of Alqueva dam, was almost unknown until the day when the prime-minister (actual President), to evade a question from a journalist, said that he had been out with the family visiting Pulo do Lobo.
After some kilometers in a dirty road (either from Mertola or from Serpa) it provides two kinds of show - a vigorous waterfall in winter, and a calm and strange rock formation, oddly eroded by the violence of the river, with water running between the rocks.
We had this second show, and since the construction of Alqueva dam and the reduced water flow, I think that you hardly may have the other.
The "back side" of Mertola
The first photo shows the view that we had of Mertola's "backside". We had to do a small amount of driving on some dusty dirt tracks, but as you can see for yourself it is a view that is worth the effort.
To find it, just before you get to the city of Mertola, coming from the south, you can see the sign that is shown in the second photo, turn off the road there and just follow for several kilometers the dirt track. Eventually you will come out above the river and Mertola will be on your left.
- Hiking and Walking
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Castle of Mertola
Statue of Islamic Chevalier/conqueror.
Underground excavations of islamic remains and some roman and medieval too...
- Castles and Palaces
- Historical Travel