Arraiolos – Famous for its Embroidery and Arraiolos Carpets

Arraiolos Town

Arraiolos is Famous for its Embroidery and Arraiolos Carpets: Arraiolos is a small town with a very long tradition of embroidery. For over five centuries, its embroiderers have created famous tapestries and carpets that have hung on the walls of palaces, castles and manors in Portugal. Most people come to Arraiolos to see its Tapetes […]

Wine and Cheese Tasting in Arraiolos

Alentejo wine and cheese

Alentejo Wine and Artisan Cheese in Arraiolos: We came to Arraiolos to admire the town’s famous Tapetes Arraiolos (Arraiolos carpet) and as part of the visit, we were treated to wine and cheese tasting in the Praça Lima e Brito, Arraiolos town square. Praça Lima e Brito is quite a peaceful place with the Arraiolos […]

Arraiolos Hand-Embroidered Wool Carpets

Carpet making - Arraiolos

Arraiolos is noted for its wool carpets which have been woven here since the 13th century. Arraiolos carpets (tapetes arraiolos) have decorated palaces and manor houses in Portugal for centuries.