Mafra-Sobreiro-Ericeira

Language English, Portuguese, Russian
Price 40 EUR for tour
Capacity Any number of people
Duration 5 hours

Ericeira: This resort town has become a favorite destination for surfers and romantics. Wonderful beaches, beautiful old streets and amazing nature attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year. You will find there a nice see-food restaurantes, cruft shops, pastries and coffee-shops.

Mafra is on of the oldes towns of Portugal, there you can visit Convent of Mafra - one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Portugal, built in 17-18 cent with amazing rich library of 18th cent., where antil today lives a colony of bats. They preserve the books from insects.The Convent was also a monastery and hospital for all population of Mafra district.

In the village of Sobreiro, close to Mafra, the sculptor José Franco dedicated his whole life to the art of modelling clay. He built a perfect life-size village, with shops and houses displaying the typical architecture of the region and furnished on the inside, as well as a windmill, butcher’s shop, water-mill, blacksmith’s forge, threshing floor, tavern, carpenter’s workshop, etc.... all of this is to be found in this village, reminding us of the way life used to be in Mafra when it was a more rural municipality, with people engaging in various trades and crafts that have gradually begun to disappear with time.

The village depicts the true story of the region and undoubtedly arouses the curiosity of the many travellers of all ages that frequently pass through here. In the same space, you can also see a permanent exhibition of the ceramic works of José Franco.

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