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Museum is in the outskirts of Aviero on the edge of a residential area. Google maps will get you here but you'll need to watch for signs at the factory entrance to get to the museum which is located behind it. Museum is well laid...More
We started with the museum which tells the story of the production of Villa Allegre porceain - not too much detail - and the model community built by the owner to house the wrokforce. Then the cafe which was rather poor...and the shop ...which was...More
The most well-known Portuguese porcelain/china is called Vista Alegre. The well-preserved place gives you the idea of a 19th century big industry which was organized as a small town; it provided housing, school and even a theater for the workers and their families.
A very typical place, were you can rest and at the same time you can go the past, by visiting the museum of one of the most popular porcelain in the world, that makes exclusives for many famous families in the world and even in...More
A wonder to behold....
We were recommended to this establishment by our hotel concierge in Porto. Its approximately 70km from Porto - about 45 minutes fish, once you are on the motorway off the gyrator system.
A ceramic village - well a village built to...More
The museum is very interesting, since it shows the history of a family business which is nowadays one of the finest porcelain brands in Portugal and worldwide. The final detail of allowing us to see decorative artist ps at work was fantastic!
After a diligent search, we found the bus stop in Aveiro from which Transdev buses leave for Vista Alegre. It seems a gently motion with the arm and hand isn't enough: the bus zoomed right by. I guess I ought to have demanded that my...More