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Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Everyone who wants to understand the rural areas of Lisbon and Mafra should visit Jose Franco's exhibition. In the beginning, this was just the workplace for Mr. Franco and where he tried to see his handcrafted pottery to weekend drivers going to the beaches. Today,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A small aldeia (village) showing how people of Portugal lived years ago informative, educational and interesting. A traditional restaurant and taverna as well as displays of how people lived in the old days. Well worth a visit, free entry and things to buy at a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little Museum of Portuguese life entry is free just spend a few hours browsing. fantastic pottery shop at very good prices thier pottery workshop is on the other side of the road. You can buy fresh Paó com chouriço and a jug of wine...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kev C
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Jose Franco is a renowned Portuguese artist and this is a public open air exhibition / playground. It’s free to enter so you shouldn’t compare it with something that has an entrance fee but if you think of it as a big playground with some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A nice short trip for young and adults alike. Reconstruction of an old village with exhibitions os shops, blacksmiths etc. There are playgrounds and walls you can walk on. There are snacks and breads for sale. This is free but a small donation is expected.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

It's a special visit in ancient Portuguese villages, with antique houses constructed in granit stones, nice gardens with a hangar of wood, litle handcraft shops, it seems , here times never passed and you feel you in an other century; charming villages, merit a detour.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Its nice informational place about Portuguese antique culture and traditions.its place is best for children's to entertain and knowledge.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Hassan R
Reviewed December 16, 2017

good on a rainy day, or when your family is visiting. great for kids and aduluts alike. you can walk around see old professions, stop in a shop or watch a flower being made of clay

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank D M
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

A very curious display of an early XX century rural Portuguese village which will put into perspective how much and how quickly has our world changed. The pottery shop is likely to tempt you with a souvenir and you should not miss out on the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jorge M
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from visiting the palace in Mafra (a few minutes drive away). It has a large carpark and is free to enter (there is a box for donations). It is quaint and kids enjoyed a play in the park....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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