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Fascinating

I wasn't quite sure what the Zona de Couros (Leather Area) would contain - shops selling leather... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
See the old containers where leather workers used to dye and soften the leather

Just in front of the Youth Hostel, you can see the containers. In the corner there is a copper plan... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
HendrikGuimaraes
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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14 Mar 2017
“See the old containers where leather workers used to dye and soften the leather”
16 Jul 2016
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just in front of the Youth Hostel, you can see the containers. In the corner there is a copper plan with all the containers there used to be. This was near a small stream. It was said that when everything was still working over here,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I wasn't quite sure what the Zona de Couros (Leather Area) would contain - shops selling leather goods, perhaps? Not quite. This section of the city is where leather was treated, tanned, etc. The pits are still visible next to the water wheels. The tanning...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Don't forget to visit the "ilha do sabão". A hidden example of how people organized their hoods a few years back. Also this zona de couros is an area where people used to dry and dye leather. A huge source of income back there.

Date of experience: November 2015
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