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Arraiolos is a quiet but pretty town known for its tapestry (you’ll find shops everywhere) and its castle. The city centre is particularly nice with a pleasant square. We were there in the morning and had lunch on the main square but I can imagine...More
The beauty of this place is that is not “tricked about” for the tourists, it holds a true feel of rural Portugal. There is a great deal of history here and especially the history of carpet making. Truly worth a visit.
Arraiolos was a surprise. A great little town full of traditional portuguese architecture and historical sights. Known for its tapestry work through the centuries the town has many shops and studios selling modern versions. Historic dye pots and fine antique examples can be found in...More
A surprisingly wonderful town with a ton of history. A very traditional Portuguese town. Has a relaxed vibe. We walked everywhere. Beautiful narrow cobblestone streets. Visited the local museum, castle, church and town square.
The center of Arraiolos is like going back in time. Medieval looking buildings are everywhere, white with blue trim (and other colors, occasionally). The plaza is large and there are many thriving businesses featuring the beautiful, multi-colored hand woven carpets made by local artisans, but...More
We really loved the quiet main square, locals settled in the square and foundation of the church. Would love to have just spent the afternoon and evening here but must move on. Had empanada chicken at the city square. Different experience and worth it.
Typical Alentejo village with little movement and old people to rest in the sun.Whitewashed houses and blue painted windowsThere are several stores selling tipical "Arraiolos Rugs" and good restaurants
Response from hans-jaguar | Reviewed this property |
I do not like it to put you on a false leg with my answer on your question, so as we live in Portugal I would say that some of them could be “eventually” open on Sunday, but I am not sure, this because I also passed... More
I do not like it to put you on a false leg with my answer on your question, so as we live in Portugal I would say that some of them could be “eventually” open on Sunday, but I am not sure, this because I also passed there on a visit. I do think when it is really your intention to do business, you should be better off to plan a visit on a week day. We do hope that we could help you out with our answer.
Sincere greetings from Portugal.
Hans & Lucy.