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Bordal - Bordados da Madeira

Rua Doutor Fernao Ornelas 77, Funchal, Madeira 9050-021, Portugal
+351 291 222 965
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Very interesting visit

Very interesting visit of embroidery factory where you can measure the whole process of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eva B
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Gland, Switzerland
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Two shops in town...beautiful work..

While riding on the "hop-on-hop-off" I saw the shop in front of the casino...good location..lol... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
dee b
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Founded in 1962, Bordal is one of the main manufacturers and exporters of the famous Madeira embroidery. With approximately 40.000 designs, Bordal has specialised in pieces for the table, bed linen and babies, using the finest linens and cottons. When you visit Bordal, you can watch the embroidery work being done and take a historical tour of Madeira embroidery.
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Rua Doutor Fernao Ornelas 77, Funchal, Madeira 9050-021, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting visit of embroidery factory where you can measure the whole process of fabrication. Lively and instructive.

Thank Eva B
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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

While riding on the "hop-on-hop-off" I saw the shop in front of the casino...good location..lol the downtown shop was closed..the ladies were so charming and wanted to make sure you were aware they were near you...needlepoint and printer embrodery...christianings, birthdays...mementos...well, we bought wine...not thinking we...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This shop and its manufacturing shop tries to keep alive the traditional Madeira embroidery while creating some modern pieces with it. The attendants are very welcoming and will willingly explain the details about the techniques while showing you many different pieces. A must stop for...More

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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were taken here as part of our tour and when we arrived their was a lady sewing but I noticed as soon as we were inside she packed up and disappeared , probably waiting for the next bus. We were given a wine tasting...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

So great you can go upstairs to the factory and you can see each step of this difficult job they do..and understand the price of each piece. Its amaying to see how many people work on each piece to achive mastery and after certificate of...More

Thank Karoline_Crane
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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you Tripadvisor. Was looking up Madeira embroidery before I travelled to Funchal in the hope I would get the opportunity to see the embroidery work at first hand. Came across Bordal on Tripadvisor. On arrival in Funchal, the second Bordal shop was quite near...More

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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory and the workshop

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were given a leaflet at the airport highlighting this company which is based in the centre of Funchal. As my daughter is studying art/textiles A level we decided it might be interesting to attend their embroidery workshop. It was excellent! After being shown around...More

Thank Teri-JLP
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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory and our workshop.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Warm welcome, interesting explanations and demonstrations by people who had a pride in the company and a passion for the skills of embroidery. Absolutely no pressure to buy but we did because they had a super new book explaining the history and stiches etc on...More

Thank Peter M
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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Mum went to be enlightened in the traditional embroidery of the island. Ended up going to the class that is offered at 10:30 to 12:00. She came home with a ladies sized handkerchief (that she finished off later that day) and the knowledge to stitch...More

Thank Midlands_T
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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Dear Sir We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you and your mothger enjoyed the visit to the factory and also the Madeira embroidery workshop. Best regards

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were handed a leaflet at the Airport highlighting this company. The Hotel receptionist helped me book an 1 1/2 hour course with the embroiderers working at this company. The cost was 25 euros and worth every euro. There were about 8 of us in...More

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Bordal, Proprietário at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to the factory, the Madeira embroidery workshop and your holydays in Madeira

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Joanne B
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Dear Joanne Thank you for you message but unfortunatly we do not have any information about your great-grandfather, Joseph Ferreira, but we are trying to find some. We are from Madeira Island and I will let you know when... More
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