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Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Estrada Nacional 116, Mafra 2640-578, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the collection of pretty much anything that José Franco put his hands on. He was, apparently, a well known potter but this "village" was his true heritage. Worth a visit for young and old. (Don't forget to visit the ceramics shop. Really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

You can see this typical place in less than an hour. It's good for a visit with children under 6. It has souvenirs of Portugal.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Filipe Q
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Ola also traditional handicraft pottery. You will spend a couple of hours wondeing around and see some traditional lifestyles. Free entrance and affordable prices. Nice place to take kids.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jnfbogalho
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Everyone who wants to understand the rural areas of Lisbon and Mafra should visit Jose Franco's exhibition. In the beginning, this was just the workplace for Mr. Franco and where he tried to see his handcrafted pottery to weekend drivers going to the beaches. Today,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joseaG4058KN
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A small aldeia (village) showing how people of Portugal lived years ago informative, educational and interesting. A traditional restaurant and taverna as well as displays of how people lived in the old days. Well worth a visit, free entry and things to buy at a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank clive_elkington
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little Museum of Portuguese life entry is free just spend a few hours browsing. fantastic pottery shop at very good prices thier pottery workshop is on the other side of the road. You can buy fresh Paó com chouriço and a jug of wine...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Jose Franco is a renowned Portuguese artist and this is a public open air exhibition / playground. It’s free to enter so you shouldn’t compare it with something that has an entrance fee but if you think of it as a big playground with some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 488bjornh
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A nice short trip for young and adults alike. Reconstruction of an old village with exhibitions os shops, blacksmiths etc. There are playgrounds and walls you can walk on. There are snacks and breads for sale. This is free but a small donation is expected.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank majormotoko
Reviewed April 24, 2018

It's a special visit in ancient Portuguese villages, with antique houses constructed in granit stones, nice gardens with a hangar of wood, litle handcraft shops, it seems , here times never passed and you feel you in an other century; charming villages, merit a detour.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Its nice informational place about Portuguese antique culture and traditions.its place is best for children's to entertain and knowledge.

Date of experience: December 2017
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