An Old Masjid???

Salaam aleikum!
O Altinho-Ermida de São Gens/Nossa Senhora da Guadalupe in Serpa

This is one of those contructions that if it didn't have the Christian cross I would swear it was a Mosque, notice the 2 round domes, the archs and even the tower of the minaret!!! I don't know when exactly this one was built but it seems to me another Christian Church built on top of an old Mosque as it was popular to do at the time of the reconquest. Not Only Serpa was an Area deeply into Moorsih/Muslim territory but also it was an important centre of commerce of the Alentejo. Nowadays there is a Geodesic mark on top of the minaret people seem to believe that it wasn't a minaret but a watchtower (in portuguese: torre de atalaia) to be honest I've got my doubts...It looks really an old masjid to me...check the Photos

Some posters of Activities related to the Gharb

Salaam Aleikum Wa Rhamatullah Wa Barakatu!
This is a small collection of posters of activities related to the Al-Gharb Al-Andaluz.
The First is the announcement (and the cover as well) of the collection of stamps by the Portuguese Post that celebrate the great Al-Gharb Al -Andaluz and the deep marks that were left in and outside ourselves.

this second one is an archeology course on the Gharb Al-Andaluz...

This is the Classic Mértola Islamic Festival that happens every 2 years. 2009 is the next year and it should be around May!

This is an exposition of islamic ceramics from the small town of Cacela in the south of Portugal

This is a Poster of the 6th Archeologists Convention on the Gharb Al Andaluz...
happening in Silves (Xelb)

This is the poster of an homage to the great muslim geographer Al'Idrisi and to the historian Mahmoud Ismaili by 2 towns in the south of Portugal.