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Industrial Tourism

Industrial Tourism

For anyone keen to learn about the Algarve in a different way and who is curious about the manufacturing processes used to make the region's identifying products; for anyone who would like to know more about the techniques used in the past, as well as current and innovative ones; and for anyone with an interest in the stories, culture and lifestyle of the local population, industrial tourism experiences are the perfect way to enrich a holiday in the Algarve.

The term "industrial tourism" refers to experiences involving activities conducted at live industrial sites or industrial heritage venues, and which are related to the products and their manufacturing processes or to their historical and cultural past.

Going down into a rock salt mine and learning about the mining processes, visiting saltpans and seeing how flower of salt is collected and preserved, discovering how olive oil is produced at the mill, finding out about the various stages in the harvesting and transformation of cork, or touring a canning plant are just a few of the industrial experiences on offer in the Algarve.

Tourism in the Algarve is also about discovering the magic of how things are made.

Convento do Paraíso Winery

Convento do Paraíso ...

The Quinta de Mata Mouros Estate conjures up images of over 1,000 years of enchanting legends and well-documented stories. An oasis of freshwater ...

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Quinta do Francês Winery

Quinta do Francês Winery

The Quinta do Francês is a family-run property with eight hectares of vines. It is located in the valleys around Silves, on the way to the ...

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António Rosa Mendes Municipal History Archive

António Rosa Mendes ...

The António Rosa Mendes Municipal History Archive brings together the collection from the old canning factories and the permanent ...

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Atelier Medronho

Atelier Medronho

Made from arbutus berries - the fruit of the strawberry tree - medronho, a type of brandy, is one of the most typical of the spirits produced in ...

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Cabrita Wines

Cabrita Wines

Vala, in the municipality of Silves, is home to the family-run project, Adega Cabrita Wines, developed by José Manuel Cabrita. The winery ...

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Casa do Medronho

Casa do Medronho

The Casa do Medronho in Marmelete recreates a typical distillery with all of the utensils used in the art of making "fire water" from arbutus ...

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Casa Memória da EN2

Casa Memória da EN2

Alongside the EN2 national road and, more precisely, at km 722 in the very heart of São Brás de Alportel, stands the Casa ...

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Conserveira do Arade

Conserveira do Arade

The Conserveira do Arade is the only canning factory in the entire western Algarve and it sees itself as the heir to knowledge about the region's ...

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Eco-cork Factory

Eco-cork Factory

Located in São Brás de Alportel, at Sítio da Mesquita Baixa, this factory prepares natural cork, manufactures cork bags and ...

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Frutalgoz

Frutalgoz

As a visitor to the Algarve, it is very likely that you will already have come across locally-grown oranges, which have Protected Geographical ...

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Pardieiros Olive Mill

Pardieiros Olive Mill

The Pardieiros Olive Mill in Alferce, in the municipality of Monchique, produces extra-virgin olive oil. It is run by a highly-committed and ...

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Loulé Rock Salt Mine

Loulé Rock Salt Mine

In the Campina de Cima rock salt mine, beneath the city of Loulé, you will find a labyrinth of galleries in a variety of colours and ...

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Portimão Museum

Portimão Museum

Portimão Museum opened to the public in 2008. Housed in the former S. Francisco fish canning factory (Feu & Hermanos, Lda), its ...

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Paxá Wines

Paxá Wines

Having worked as an agronomy technician for 40 years, Joaquim António Lopes gradually passed on his liking for wine-growing to his son, ...

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Pecoliva - Sabor do Sul

Pecoliva - Sabor do Sul

Based in São Brás de Alportel, Pecoliva’s main activity is the production of olive oil, which it has been doing since 1977 ...

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Quinta da Tôr

Quinta da Tôr

Quinta da Tôr belonged to the same family from 1500 to 2011. It was then bought by another family with strong roots and ties to the village ...

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Quinta dos Vales

Quinta dos Vales

Quinta dos Vales offers a wide range of activities, one of which is a behind-the-scenes tour of the wine-production facility, during which most ...

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Salinas do Grelha

Salinas do Grelha

At the Salinas do Grelha in Bela Mandil, Olhão, traditional techniques are used to harvest sea salt and flower of salt. Visitors taking a ...

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Salmarim

Salmarim

Next to the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Marshland Nature Reserve, you will find traditional saltpans where the fleur de ...

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Viveiros Monterosa

Viveiros Monterosa

"Better knowledge means better tasting," as Viveiros Monterosa tell those who visit their olive grove and olive press in Moncarapacho, ...

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