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Fabrica de Porcelana da Vista Alegre Museum

R. da Fabrica da Vista Alegre | S. Salvador, Ilhavo 3830-292, Portugal
+351 234 320 628
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Museum, cafe, shop, all on one site...

We started with the museum which tells the story of the production of Villa Allegre porceain - not... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
KarenKew
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Portuguese China (Porcelain) World

The most well-known Portuguese porcelain/china is called Vista Alegre. The well-preserved place... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Vitor A
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“coffee shop” (2 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“porcelain” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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R. da Fabrica da Vista Alegre | S. Salvador, Ilhavo 3830-292, Portugal
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+351 234 320 628
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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. Nowadays you...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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!

Thank Eva F
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is just an amazing place to visit and buy ceramics ... 3 shops including an outlet shop as well as coffee shop, museum and tours

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Museum is very nice, possibility to view people working is a plus. A landmark on Portuguese industrial history.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We took a cab to this property which is housed in the original factory in Ilhavo, a little way out of Alverio. The museum is really fascinating and worthwhile. They have two shops, one with all the current merchandise and an outlet store. Our only...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We keyed the address given on this site into our GPS and ended up miles away near the industrial fishing port zone. We headed back to Ilhavo and found road signs which we successfully followed. When we asked the museum staff for a guide, she...More

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Saumi
9 April 2017|
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We got by car, But there is public bus between aveiro and ilhavo.
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