Convento de São Francisco
7750 Mèrtola, Portugal
BY PLANE | The nearest airport is Faro airport. There is a car service on request that takes you from Faro Airport to the Convento in approximately 1 1/2 hours. From Lisbon international airport there is a direct bus service to Mértola (see Public Transport below)
PUBLIC TRANSPORT | Connection via Lisbon with the Expresso Bus Service leaving at 5.15 pm from Sete Rios Bus Station (near Lisbon Airport) arriving in Mértola at 8.50 pm. Connection via the Algarve with the Expresso Bus Service from Villa Real de Santo Antonio directly to Mértola, leaving at 8.05am, arriving at 9.25 am. From the bus station in Mértola it is a 10 minutes walk to the Convento or there is a car service on request.
BY CAR | From Lisbon Airport:
Take Avenida Cidade do Porto signed Ponte Vasco da Gama IP1.
Continue on IP1 after 185 km turn right signed Casto Verde N123.
Drive on to Castro Verde and continue N123 signed Mértola.
Arriving in Mértola follow N122 signed V.Real st. Antonio. Just after leaving the town of Mértola you will cross an old bridge. Convento is after 100 meters on the left.
BY CAR | From Faro Airport:
On N125-10 signed Faro/Portimão.
Continue on N125-10 and follow signs N2/Santa Brás/IP1.
Turn right to keep on N2, continue N2 signed IP1 and turn right signed A22/Espanha/Olhão. Continue on A22, after 50km turn right at nr.18 signed Beja. Turn left to IC27/IC27.
Continue 40 km on IC27, just before you reach the old bridge of Mértola the Convento is on the right.