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A gem

of a small museum with inexpensive entrance fee. As the economic lifeblood of the area, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wwglobetrotr
Excellent small museum with personal tour

There are marble quarries all around this area and difficult to see. We were pleased to find this... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Antony B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

of a small museum with inexpensive entrance fee. As the economic lifeblood of the area, it was fascinating to learn more about the history of the quarries and the corresponding marble products produced. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

There are marble quarries all around this area and difficult to see. We were pleased to find this museum which was well worth the minuscule charge (about 1.5 euros each) and given a personal tour explaining the location of the deposits, how it is extracted...More

1  Thank Antony B
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Marble is everywhere in this area. We wanted to know more so the museum was the first place we wanted to visit. After watching a short video in Portuguese, one of the young women at the desk gave us a tour in English of the...More

Thank solomon5
Reviewed December 5, 2017

On our ride back from Borba we passed by the Marmore musuem. I have just found out that this region produces the best marmore (sorry I know) we decided to try the musuem with not so much conviction. Its excelent and a must see! Its...More

1  Thank Pedro D
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Very interesting museum. Personalized service that gives us full overview of the marble industry troughout the times.Fantastic service provided by the employee where you can taste the proud of the region.

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Although the museum is relatively small we gained a lot of knowledge of the marble industry. We were very fortunate to have Maria, explain the history and day to day operation of extracting the marble from the ground. Some beautiful pieces to see.

Thank Fashionista53
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is a bit an odd museum. It looks old, you have to pay 1,06 euro and the person present in the almost-empty small museum is quite the character. But we loved his animated explanation. He gave us a nice private tour through his museum...More

Thank D_vid13
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This museum is small and only costs 1.5 euros (can't see how they pay the staff wages on this) but it is a real shame that there isn't an English translation of the information.

Thank mjbtonbridge
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We rolled in on bicycles with 30 minutes before they closed for lunch, and still we were given an individual tour. It's really quite interesting, and for 1.5 Euros, it's a bargain.

Thank David O
Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is potentially a highly informative museum, covering where the marble region is, how it was formed, how the marble was/is quarried with lots of mining kit to study. There are also a number of interesting marble sculptures on display. There was a most informative...More

2  Thank Lewis_the_Barman
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Jan C
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Response from Guinda127 |
I bicycled on the road between Borba and Vila Viçosa, where I passed several quarries, but it did not appear that they were open for visitors. However, the quarries are right along the road, so you can pull over and look... More
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