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Never knew about such tapestries

Most people don't know about the existence of such tapestries, so it is quite a nice little... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Thomas N
Fantastic artestry

I had to keep touching the tapestries to make sure they weren't paintings...they were so detailed... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Rua da Figueira 9, Portalegre 7300-139, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Most people don't know about the existence of such tapestries, so it is quite a nice little surprise to walk around the modern museum building to see the amazing artwork. Also some small nice exhibition of art made of kids in the basement. Wort hour/half...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I had to keep touching the tapestries to make sure they weren't paintings...they were so detailed and vibrant. Their was also a section dedicated to school childrens workwhich was great as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous - I had no interest in tapestry before(!) but this place has a real story to tell, and the work on display is truly superb. Take time to read the leaflet given at the entrance, it gives much of the important context. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

"Modern" tapestries shouldn't put potential visitors off. This is stunning craftsmanship and while some of the tapestries don't seem visually to justify the care in their making, others are sumptuously beautiful. The detailed work into making these pieces places them far beyond most people's purses...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mmdeep
Reviewed 22 January 2018

HEre you can see the POrtuguese tapestry, they explain some history by order of happening. a must see in portalegre

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I found my way to the museum of tapestry almost by accident. The work is amazing technically and extraordinarily beautiful. It would worth flying to Lisbon and then driving 3 hours to Portalegre just to visit it!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank leo m
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was spectacular and should not be missed. Amazing tapestries and incredible that they were all hand done. Well worth diverting to visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank staherIreland
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This town is where the tradition of Portuguese tapestry was resuscitated after World War II. The museum explains the history of tapestry making in Portugal, and exhibits old and modern tapestries that are stunning. Very educational.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to know a more about tapestry, you want to see an amazing work of art and the amazing making process it's a must go .It will surprise you for sure , you will like to take a tapestry home for sure ..

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Pedrocarvalhos20
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

To be honest this museum got me marvelled. I was unaware of the effort it takes to do a Portalegre carpet, and boy do they look amazing! If you have half an hour give it a go :) you'll get surprised by the works there....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Cecelia M
29 December 2014|
Response from Manuela F | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I cannot give an answer to that question but my feeling would be that there is not. I seem to remember that there might have been a cafe but cannot be certain. There are several cafes that do offer wifi. I enjoyed the... More