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Address: Arraiolos, Portugal
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Évora Trip and Alentejo Wine Tour from Lisbon - Private Tour
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Private Tour to Arraiolos and Evora - UNESCO World Heritage City

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Nice walk and a good museum

Its an interesting little town with some fine houses. We went into the museum to see the carpets and carpet making. (50cents for OAPs) Had a nice chat with a lady making a carpet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Evesham U.K.
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Evesham U.K.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its an interesting little town with some fine houses. We went into the museum to see the carpets and carpet making. (50cents for OAPs) Had a nice chat with a lady making a carpet and the wife had a try.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Arraiolos for clay Park and tapestry museum, but managed to get only to the first one, as everything closes at 18:00. The stroll in the city center is nice, wide streets, covered with shade panels to hide from sun, small tapestry shops where toy can buy a regional handmade carpet. Nice to see if you are in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A pretty and somewhat quaint small town famous for the production of carpets and tapestries. There is a centre featuring this manufacturing history of the town (which I didn't visit) and numerous small shops specialising in their sale. The town square is a peaceful traffic-free oasis with a water feature and as elsewhere in the town, some fabulous Jacaranda trees... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Small, attractive Portuguese town. Many carpet hop as expected. Possible watch repairs and new work being done in show and street.

Thank Barbara P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The main square and interesting to observe older locals taking their places around edge. Nice area for outdoor meals in centre. Could reflect a lot more of history as early dye vats underneath, but covered by slabs at present.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Lot of shops selling hand woven rugs and tapestries. Town is cute with cobblestone squares, beautiful churches and whitewashed houses. The midieval walls and hilltop castle look down on the town and give it a picturesque quality. Nice to visit, grab a bite at a local restaurant and continue on to your final destination.

Thank jaybeeFL
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

What you have to know is that “Arraiolos” is known for its ancient tapestry who was already in the 4th century B.C important in the region, and still is. On top of this location you have the Castle and on his inside you have the huge Salvador Church, an interesting 16th century construction, surrounded by the town walls. In the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Typical Portuguese country town of the Alentejo with its attractive snow white houses edged in blue (to keep the evil spirits away), Nice cobbled square very quiet with just the local people going about their business. A few nice cafes one can sit down and watch the poeaceful world go by.

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Great Wyrley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Visited as part of our tour and found the central area very interesting it is famous for it rug making which as gone on for centuries. Also some nice cafes and interesting architecture. Take time to look around and there are views back to the castle.

Thank kcimdrib
Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Nice small town. This is a typical center of a Alentejo village. You gotta love the quiet and peace.

Thank JPaschoal

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