Statue of Ibn Qasi, at Mertola in Portugal's Alentejo province.

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Statue of Ibn Qasi, at Mertola in Portugal's Alentejo province.
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Mertola has long links with Islam and remained under Muslim rule until 1238. Under the leadership of Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi Mertola (from 1144 to 1150) experienced a period of independence.
Location: Mertola, Alentejo, Portugal, Europe