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A delightful town

A typical Alentejo town that is great to sit in to watch the world go by. Or to watch others watching the world go by. The water feature is a popular attraction as is the huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, UK
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162 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical Alentejo town that is great to sit in to watch the world go by. Or to watch others watching the world go by. The water feature is a popular attraction as is the huge carpet mosaic near to the Arraiolos Rugs Interpretative Centre.

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little city, where every road converge at the top of the hill, loads of historic building. Plenty of things attractions to visit

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Evesham U.K.
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Its an interesting little town with some fine houses. We went into the museum to see the carpets and carpet making. (50cents for OAPs) Had a nice chat with a lady making a carpet and the wife had a try.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Arraiolos for clay Park and tapestry museum, but managed to get only to the first one, as everything closes at 18:00. The stroll in the city center is nice, wide streets, covered with shade panels to hide from sun, small tapestry shops where toy can buy a regional handmade carpet. Nice to see if you are in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

A pretty and somewhat quaint small town famous for the production of carpets and tapestries. There is a centre featuring this manufacturing history of the town (which I didn't visit) and numerous small shops specialising in their sale. The town square is a peaceful traffic-free oasis with a water feature and as elsewhere in the town, some fabulous Jacaranda trees... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Small, attractive Portuguese town. Many carpet hop as expected. Possible watch repairs and new work being done in show and street.

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The main square and interesting to observe older locals taking their places around edge. Nice area for outdoor meals in centre. Could reflect a lot more of history as early dye vats underneath, but covered by slabs at present.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Lot of shops selling hand woven rugs and tapestries. Town is cute with cobblestone squares, beautiful churches and whitewashed houses. The midieval walls and hilltop castle look down on the town and give it a picturesque quality. Nice to visit, grab a bite at a local restaurant and continue on to your final destination.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

What you have to know is that “Arraiolos” is known for its ancient tapestry who was already in the 4th century B.C important in the region, and still is. On top of this location you have the Castle and on his inside you have the huge Salvador Church, an interesting 16th century construction, surrounded by the town walls. In the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Typical Portuguese country town of the Alentejo with its attractive snow white houses edged in blue (to keep the evil spirits away), Nice cobbled square very quiet with just the local people going about their business. A few nice cafes one can sit down and watch the poeaceful world go by.

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