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Discover the "Barrocal", a natural sub-region of the Algarve. Visit Loulé and explore the markets. Meet the artisans who make traditional Algarve pieces. Visit São Brás, a cork factory and cork oak

Highlights

  • The journey starts at Loulé, between streets and alleys of the historic center.
  • From the art of beating copper and brass learn how Algarve cataplanas are made.
  • Get to know the impressive manual art of palm leaf weaving. Visit the markets.
  • São Brás de Alportel is a town with centuries-old traditions.
  • Learn all about cork, a 100% natural raw material. Lunch Included.

Description

The Barrocal is a natural sub-region of the Algarve, situated between the mountains and the sea, and which crosses the Algarve longitudinally. It is a landscape of carob, almond, fig, olive and orange trees. The journey starts at Loulé, meet a rich and diverse heritage. Between streets and alleys of the historic center, we find traces left by the Arabs and Romans, in the houses with pitched roofs, in the churches and convents, colorful plat bands, and the beautiful lacy chimneys of the Algarve. Visit the impressive walls of the 13th century castle (optional), the Islamic public baths ruins, unique in Portugal and the beautiful chapel of Our Lady of the Conception built in the 17th century. From the art of beating copper and brass learn how the famous Algarve cataplanas are made. Get to know the impressive manual art of palm leaf weaving. Free time to explore Loulé municipal market. São Brás de Alportel is a town with centuries-old traditions and historical achievements. In the 19th century, São Brás de Alportel was a big cork center. Discover the interesting world of cork, a 100% natural raw material, where Portugal is the world's largest exporter of cork! Visit a house-museum dating from the late 19th century, which represents the way of life of a rural bourgeois family. Typical lunch in São Brás de Alportel. Operates on Tuesday and Friday. Minimum to operate: 6 adults Included in the program: - Visit to the house-museum of São Brás de Alportel, entrance fee. - Visit to the cork factory entrance fee. - Typical lunch in São Brás de Alportel. Note: The tour takes place in a Land Rover Defender jeep. We find this tour is not suitable for pregnant women and children < 3 years old.

Includes

Included in the program: Hotel pick-up & drop-off. Visit to the house-museum of São Brás de Alportel, entrance fee. Visit to the cork factory entrance fee. Typical lunch in São Brás de Alportel.

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