Portugal occupies a prominent place in world production of cork, which represents about half of the total world production.
The Alentejo is one of the areas where the cork is present in everyday life. Portalegre is no exception to this dynamic, with much of the development of the city to the cork industry.
The challenge that we propose is to travel to the past and discover the connection of the city of Portalegre to the cork.
The tour goes from the foundation of the factory in the Convent of S. Francisco, passing by later building constructed to house the new factory premises Robinson and that will end in his direct descendant who still has cork in its feedstock of choice .
We started our tour opposite the Church of S. Francisco , where already there was a cork factory , location of the Army and even a theater .
Then visit the small museum which is housed in the former convent church of S. Francisco and hosting part of the collection Sequeira ( collection of sacred art made by Portalegre Rui Sequeira ) .
The journey continues with a visit to the Robinson space (Factory) , accompanied by an technical of the Robinson Foundation. Here we will visit, not only the factory space, but also the work of architect Souto Moura (School of Hospitality and Tourism Portalegre and auditorium inspired by water deposits that are in space).
The tour will end with a passage through the Republic Square, where you will see the many activities practiced there before, ranging from markets to the running of the bulls.
This experience is available:
From 19€ p.p.
Contact us for more information about availability and prices.