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Tradition and Weaving: Alentejo Tapestry Workshop and Visit to the Centennial Winery

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Tour Details

Explore the tradition and artistry in our exclusive ‘Tradition and Weaving’ tour. Set in an ambiance of refinement and history, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of traditional Arraiolos tapestry in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. This centuries-old property offers a warm and elegant environment, where each stitch of the tapestry is a celebration of the region’s rich craft heritage.

Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, you will practice alongside someone who embodies Alentejo’s tradition. Connect with the history and culture of this special region, as you are patiently and expertly guided to create a small piece of art.

In addition to the tapestry experience, you can choose to combine this learning with a visit to the century-old winery. Led by a specialized guide, uncover the secrets of award-winning wines. Indulge in a thoughtfully curated tasting, further enriching your experience.

In this tour, we not only impart knowledge and skills but also provide an immersive and enriching experience. Allow yourself to be guided by skilled hands, savor exceptional wines, and immerse yourself in tradition and elegance, transforming each moment into an everlasting memory of your stay with us.

ABOUT:

Arraiolos tapestry is a Portuguese artisanal tradition known worldwide for its beauty and technical skill. Originating from the town of Arraiolos, located in the Alentejo region, this form of manual weaving has deep roots in the region’s culture and history.

What makes Arraiolos tapestry so special is its unique production method. Each piece is meticulously woven by hand, following traditional patterns and utilizing ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation. The motifs often reflect Portugal’s rich cultural heritage, incorporating elements from nature, architecture, and daily life.

In addition to its impressive aesthetics, Arraiolos tapestry is also valued for its durability and resilience. Pieces produced using this technique are known for their longevity, becoming true family heirlooms passed down from parents to children over generations.

Participating in an Arraiolos tapestry workshop is not just an opportunity to learn a new skill but also a chance to immerse oneself in the traditions and rich cultural history of Portugal. Each stitch and pattern carries centuries of expertise and passion, making each piece a true work of art that represents the country’s tradition and artisanal excellence.

Departure & Return Location

We pick you up and drop you off wherever you are, in Lisbon, Porto, and nearby regions. Please inquire for details.

Departure Time

Time to be arranged.

Price Includes

  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Specialized guide/driver in Wine Tourism
  • Liability and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Pleasant and personalized experience
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Weaving Workshop - 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Guided winery tour as per your choice

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

Optional activities

  • Lunch
What to Expect

In this activity, you can expect an engaging and educational experience. During the 2.5-hour weaving workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of weaving under the guidance of a local artisan. Expect a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can practice and enhance your weaving skills. Additionally, expect to receive personalized guidance to ensure you understand and master the techniques taught.

To further enrich your experience, we have included a guided tour of the winery, where you will have the chance to explore the secrets of the winemaking process. After the informative tour, indulge in a wine tasting featuring carefully selected wines, adding a sophisticated touch to your day. This activity not only expands your knowledge of weaving but also provides a delightful immersion into the world of wines, making your experience truly comprehensive and memorable.

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I’m passionate about horse racing and have visited many places, but I must confess that this museum truly amazed me. It was an incredible experience; we felt embraced by the property throughout our visit. Despite being owned by a large and reputable company, it maintains the intimate charm of a village. Congratulations!

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