CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ALENTEJO

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SHADES OF MARBLE ROUTE

The Shades of Marble Route invites you to become acquainted with the odd, rough and deeply mysterious world of the marble of Alentejo.

 

In the land of Alandroal, Borba, Estremoz, Sousel and Vila Viçosa, you’ll go down tot he quarry pits, visit underground galleries, factories, equipment and Portuguese software with international grasp; you’ll see how raw marble is processed to be used in building, sculptures and local monuments. This route lasts from 1⁄2 day to 3 days and is available all year round.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

People with major health problems, reduced mobility and prone to allergies are advised not to visit the quarries. Children from the age of 14 are welcome.

 

Upon purchasing this route, all people taking the Hues of Marble Route will automatically accept the DISCLAIMER. We stress that, while touring plants of quarries, all visitors must wear at all times a helmet and hi-vis jacket supplied by the Route.

 

All people taking the Hues of Marble Route will strictly follow all directions given by the Interpreters.