Mértola Museum - Miner's House
This is the first nuclei of the Museum of São Domingos Mine, where exploration pyrites goes back to the Roman era. It is a contribution to the reconstruction, dignity and memory of this mining village. Regarding so, two different equipment have been associated in this space: the museum's with the Miner's House; and a space with the collection of intangibles, with a documentation center.The 'Centro de Documentação da Fundação Serrão Martins - CDFSM' (Serrão Martins Foundation Documentation Center) supports scientific, educational or artistic research, through its document collection and especially the knowledge and memories that the elements of the Foundation staff have.The Miner's House presents itself as a permanent exhibition illustrating the miners experience, shwing objects, memories, symbols and shortcomings that constituted the day-to-day of these families.
Vale do Guadiana Nature Park
Município de Mértola
Identification and Access
Access to Mértola from:
- Beja: IP2, IC27;
- Vila Real de Santo António: IC27;
- Castro Verde: N123, IC27.
Access to Beja from:
- Spain: N260;
- Lisbon: IP8.
Access to S. Domingos mine coming from Mértola: N265.
GPS: 37.6732300, -7.4970300
Contacts, Schedules and other informations
Reception of visitors | information office
Exhibition | interpretation space of natural and cultural values
Fundação Serrão Martins
Centro de Documentação - Casa do Mineiro (Documentation Center - Miner's House)
R. de Santa Isabel, 30-31
Mina de São Domingos
7750-146 CORTE DO PINTO
Phone and fax: (00351) 286 647 534
Mobile phone: (00351) 961 940 458
Edifício do Parque Escolar (exhibition)
Gratuito para visitas livres. Visitas guiadas: 3 €/pessoa; 1,5 €/pessoa para seniores (+65 anos) ou estudantes em grupos escolares; gratuito para crianças até aos 12 anos.
Business days: 9 am -1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm. You can view the museum by the outside, due to its glass structure.
Weekend and January 1, May 1, December 25
Some of the information presented here, in particular timetables and prices, could change, so contact the Museum, before you go there.
Avoid the warmer months or seek shelter during the hotter parts of the day.
The S. Domingos Mine, with its multicolored acidic ponds and stripped of old mining structures are the ideal setting for a photographic journey.