Silves: Praça Al-Mutamid
The square on the water front of the Arade river is named after this famous Moorish poet and writer
al-Mu'tamid Muhammad ibn Abbad Ibn Ismail al-Lakhmi (1040–1095), also known as Almutâmide or Abade III, was one of the most prominent personalities of his time in Al-Andalus, the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. As a member of the Abbadid dynasty, he became governor of Silves at the age of 13 and inherited Seville as caliph after the death of his father. He was a friend and promoter of the sciences and the poetry and known as a poet and writer himself.
The city of Silves has recently set up an impressive monument on the square in honour of Al-Mutamid and its great Moorish heritage.