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Marble Museum

Largo da Estacao, Vila Vicosa 7160-000, Portugal
+351 268 889 310
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Well worth the small admission charge

Marble is everywhere in this area. We wanted to know more so the museum was the first place we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
solomon5
,
Florida
excelent excelent

On our ride back from Borba we passed by the Marmore musuem. I have just found out that this region... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Pedro D
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“mining” (2 reviews)
“industry” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Largo da Estacao, Vila Vicosa 7160-000, Portugal
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+351 268 889 310
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 December 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
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Reviewed 30 October 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
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Reviewed 25 October 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
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Reviewed 16 October 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
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Reviewed 25 October 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
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Reviewed 14 September 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
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Reviewed 2 June 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
4 October 2016|
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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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