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Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

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Estrada Nacional 116, Mafra 2640-578, Portugal
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Everyone who wants to understand the rural areas of Lisbon and Mafra should visit Jose Franco's exhibition. In the beginning, this was just the workplace for Mr. Franco and where he tried to see his handcrafted pottery to weekend drivers going to the beaches. Today,...More

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A small aldeia (village) showing how people of Portugal lived years ago informative, educational and interesting. A traditional restaurant and taverna as well as displays of how people lived in the old days. Well worth a visit, free entry and things to buy at a...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little Museum of Portuguese life entry is free just spend a few hours browsing. fantastic pottery shop at very good prices thier pottery workshop is on the other side of the road. You can buy fresh Paó com chouriço and a jug of wine...More

Thank Kev C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Jose Franco is a renowned Portuguese artist and this is a public open air exhibition / playground. It’s free to enter so you shouldn’t compare it with something that has an entrance fee but if you think of it as a big playground with some...More

Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A nice short trip for young and adults alike. Reconstruction of an old village with exhibitions os shops, blacksmiths etc. There are playgrounds and walls you can walk on. There are snacks and breads for sale. This is free but a small donation is expected.

Thank majormotoko
Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's a special visit in ancient Portuguese villages, with antique houses constructed in granit stones, nice gardens with a hangar of wood, litle handcraft shops, it seems , here times never passed and you feel you in an other century; charming villages, merit a detour.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Its nice informational place about Portuguese antique culture and traditions.its place is best for children's to entertain and knowledge.

Thank Hassan R
Reviewed 17 December 2017

good on a rainy day, or when your family is visiting. great for kids and aduluts alike. you can walk around see old professions, stop in a shop or watch a flower being made of clay

Thank D M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A very curious display of an early XX century rural Portuguese village which will put into perspective how much and how quickly has our world changed. The pottery shop is likely to tempt you with a souvenir and you should not miss out on the...More

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from visiting the palace in Mafra (a few minutes drive away). It has a large carpark and is free to enter (there is a box for donations). It is quaint and kids enjoyed a play in the park....More

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