Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval

Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval

Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval
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Travelin' Pam
Houston, TX633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
After visiting 50+ pottery stores over the three weeks in Portugal, I can say that this was the best town for pottery in all of the country. If you are looking for excellent, handmade pottery at great prices, this is the place. We were unable to find any pottery stores/artists who would ship to the USA. But, our hotel helped arrange for packaging and shipping. Shop around within Sao Pedro do Corval--some of the artists appear to be making the basic pottery that you see in the souvenir shops. Others are making one-of-a-kind pieces for collectors. It is worth the extra stops to understand the difference in styles and quality.
Written May 28, 2017
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PenelaTigger
Penela67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
If you like colourful pottery, made on site, make sure you go here if you're in the area. We were staying in Evora and it was a lovely trip out. The pottery is just so pretty and very reasonably priced. Of course you can get a lot of it in Evora and the surrounding areas but this is much cheaper and you have a vast choice
Written March 23, 2013
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J H
New York City, NY96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you're interested in any of the lovely ceramics/pottery that you see everywhere in the shops throughout the country, make this town a must-see. This is the ceramics center, where most of what you'll see in the shops is made. There are about 18 workshops and accompanying stores, scattered among several blocks. It doesn't feel overwhelming, but you really feel as if you've hit ceramic pay dirt. Prices are gentler than elsewhere, and the selection, of course, is extraordinary. It's essentially a village, that is very accessible, particularly from Evora (45 minutes, max?). Leave extra room in your suitcases...!
Written August 15, 2015
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD848 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We stopped on tour to Olaria Patalim to both see how the pottery is made and possibly purchase. While it is apparently one of the few places where you can see it being crafted (and we did) there was zero engagement from the staff.

We did stop at another shop in town and pick up an item. It is a good place to find a variety of shops in one area of local products.
Written November 16, 2021
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Marilyn Perrella
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Travelled intentionally to do pottery shopping. There were many potters at work and unique styles and designs.
Nearby is Monsaraz which is a fascinating and beautiful medieval town. Not crowded with tourists in November and cool sunny weather.
Written November 8, 2019
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janet g
Tavira, Portugal86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We had an unexpectedly good visit to this pottery located at the far east end of Sao Pedro do Corval. It was fascinating to be welcomed to watch the sure-handed craftsfolk at work - creating pots with clay, dipping forms in slip/glaze, painstakingly painting designs - and take photos. We also browsed a lovely selection of different pottery with decoration to suit all tastes...and made remarkably low cost purchases. Our thanks to the crafts folk for their friendly welcome!
Written June 1, 2019
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
There is almost too much pottery in this small town. Each olaria or workshop seems to have a different style and it can be overwhelming. Prices are reasonable though you need to check carefully as some seem to be seconds. Perhaps it is just the nature of hand made and hand painted pottery. We were able to find much that we liked but were limited by our carry on only packing style. Since I had planned ahead for this stop, we were able to get 2 dinner plates, 2 small plates, and 2 bowls. We thought them a good value at 27 euros total. They are certainly unique.
Written March 24, 2018
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We only stopped in two shops but bought things in both. It is difficult to decide which to visit. Prices were amazingly good and both places had entirely different styles and wares. Cash seems to be the only option and very little English was spoken or understood. We could all read the numbers on the calculator or paper though. We did not stop elsewhere because we were at our space limit for carry on. We did not see anyone working. I would love to go back.
Written December 12, 2016
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
So many pottery studios, so little time! I bought some colorful folk art plates by the same artisan and also a large blue-and-white plate depicting a shepherd and his flock If you love pottery, you have to visit this place! It's in a lovely region of cork and olive trees, some megalithic monuments, good wine, and lots of sunshine.
Written December 4, 2022
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docoffee
Stuart, FL392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited about 8 pottery shops, enjoying the opportunity to see the crafts of the area in the rich clay. Off the main street we found the "factory" for Olaria Bulhao, and were made welcome using hand gestures by Mr. Antonio Bulhao, who has been in business since 1975. It was an honor to buy a bowl from him, and see his pride in his work.
Written June 16, 2019
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