Convento São Francisco de Mértola
Staying at the Convento
The Convento promotes experimental research between art, science and education on integrative technologies and practices of past, present and future human ecology.
We provide residencies for professionals in many cultural and scientific fields who want to re-tune and concentrate on their work.
Our residents are artists, designers, authors, musicians, film makers, pedagogues and scientists who use the Convento to work, study, start a new body of work, finish a project or develop new ideas .
The Convento has limited accommodation and work spaces. All residents have access to the Convento's chapels, meditation space, courtyards, gardens, rivers, the originally Islamic irrigation system, nature preserve and much more.
We are a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. By staying with us you support our wildlife and biodiversity conservation projects, educational programs, local organic agriculture and cultural heritage.