Arraiolos
But it's fame comes from its Arraiolos carpets, which decorate palaces, manors and homes across the country. It is still common to see women embroidering in colorful wool in front of their houses when the weather is fine, or by the window in small dark rooms during Winter, thus giving continuity to an art that began with the Moors in the twelfth century and reached its maximum splendor with the floral designs of the eighteenth century.

What to visit:

  • Arraiolos Castle and belvedere;
  • Misericórdia de Arraiolos Church;
  • São Francisco Church and cemetery annex;
  • Lóios Convent and belvedere;
  • The Divor Dam;
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