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Museu da Tapecaria

Rua da Figueira, 9, Portalegre, Portugal
351 245 307 530
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Portalegre
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 13, 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our visit was enhanced by the English video that explained about the history behind the museum and why tapestries were so important to the area. The colours and more modern exhibitions were well worth the visit.

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Portalegre, Portugal
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum shows the history of the founder and factory of the unique Portalegre Tapestries. It is possible to see works from diverse internacional painters being used as models for these tapestries. Also, when seeing the comparison between the Portalegre's knot and a regular one, is easy to observe the quality of the product.

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Porto, Portugal
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The atmosphere is bucolic. The presentation about this Portuguese regional art has been "the best kept secret".

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Oeiras, Portugal
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355 reviews 355 reviews
89 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Amazing little world-class museum, explaining the history of the tapestries from Portalegre. And what an amazing experience it is, with nicely set rooms with the history of tapestry manufacturing, as well as explanations and drawings about the process on the first floor and a collection of beautiful works in the second floor. I would like to actually see the manufacturing... More

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This tapestry museum is a must see in Portalegre. It is housed in a modern, aesthetically pleasing building in central Portalegre. The tapestries are amazing, well displayed and for lots of the information available there was an English translation. There was a helpful attendant available to provide additional information and answer any questions at the time of our visit.

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Lagos, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Original building sympathetically renovated with a very modern interior, the perfect showcase for the colourful and complex modern tapestries - a real gem!

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