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Museu da Tapecaria

Rua da Figueira 9, Portalegre 7300-139, Portugal
+351 245 307 530
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Tapeçaria, the art of making awesome carpets

To be honest this museum got me marvelled. I was unaware of the effort it takes to do a Portalegre... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Miguel D
via mobile
Could be so much more

Tapeçaria de Portalegre should be classified as a national treasure. It's so labour intensive and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Nuno F
Melbourne, Australia
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“collection” (2 reviews)
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Rua da Figueira 9, Portalegre 7300-139, Portugal
+351 245 307 530
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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

Thank Miguel D
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Tapeçaria de Portalegre should be classified as a national treasure. It's so labour intensive and so detailed that the result is always a fabulous art piece. It is in fact on the verge of extinction due to the fact that there is almost no artisans...More

Thank Nuno F
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Fabulous little museum with a collection of tapestries created in the late 20th C by the wonderful tapestry makers of Portalegre. Of top quality, they are very beautiful things, I'd love one myself if it wasn't for the fact they sell for tens of thousands...More

Thank tomalby
Reviewed 2 June 2016

You have to go to see these tapestries to quite appreciate how stunning they are. They are beautifully displayed (excellent curating). It is the sort of experience that makes you think to go back the next day.

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Amazing tapestry and great info on subject, had no idea how it they were made, wish I could own one.

Thank milutrip2015
Reviewed 11 August 2015

i recommend to visit museum for all art lovers . Quite modern one . Museum was founded 1940 years. You could find classic arts together with modern one. Super bright and colorful expo.

Thank Лилия Д
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I was able to visit the museum, and I could see with my eyes what we already thought, the best craftsmen in the art. Some examples of works of art of famous painters, turned into tapestries, weaving masterpiece.

Thank Carla_MV
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

. Must visit. Staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Stunning tapestry. We also visited while there was a classical concert going on in the basement, which made our tour even more magical. It costs 2.10 euros but you will feel as if it was...More

Thank Fatima C
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Our visit was enhanced by the English video that explained about the history behind the museum and why tapestries were so important to the area. The colours and more modern exhibitions were well worth the visit.

Thank Manuela F
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The museum shows the history of the founder and factory of the unique Portalegre Tapestries. It is possible to see works from diverse internacional painters being used as models for these tapestries. Also, when seeing the comparison between the Portalegre's knot and a regular one,...More

Thank JocaBaeta
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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