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Porches Pottery

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Address: En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
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Portuguese Pottery

A lovely shop full of Portuguese pottery. Well designed and displayed, but it is cast and quite typical. Very nice souvenirs, and they will pack and ship as most objects are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
gitta45
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely shop full of Portuguese pottery. Well designed and displayed, but it is cast and quite typical. Very nice souvenirs, and they will pack and ship as most objects are heavy. Also a little tea and coffee shop attached, but we did not eat there. Very charming, in blue ceramic tile.

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Thank gitta45
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our pottery. I'm glad you got to examine and enjoy the panels in the Bar Bacchus café, and I thought you might be interested to know that the tiles in the café were painted by our founding artist, taking inspiration from Virgil's Georgics (a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in and was pleasantly surprised to find outstanding pottery and various pieces. Ended up buying a few large plates . Would buy more but bringing home on the plane would be a weight issue. Must go if you love pottery

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Thank Rene N
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

What a lovely review. It is wonderful to know that people enjoy our work, I hope the plates find the right spot in your home. Thank you very much for your visit, and I hope that you can visit us again before too long. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Porches Pottery as part of a tour offered by Rotatur. It was an amazing spot where there were two women decorating pottery. We were able to browse through their goods which were wonderful. There were all sorts of dishes and decorative tiles. I found an excellent small dish in a group of seconds and got it for about... More 

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Thank Marilyn J
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and generous review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Springtime is a wonderful time of year in the Algarve for plants and flowers, I'm glad that Vasco was able to share so much information with you. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant building where you can observe women decorating pottery items and browse a fairy extensive display of finished ceramics. Little or no information on the production process and the steps involved from thowing the article, through decoration, glazing and firing. Quite a diverse range of items and prices seemed very high. The restaurant is delightfully decorated with a large... More 

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your generous and informative review, I hope that you can visit us again in the future. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find along the highway Porches is always a nice stop. The pottery is hand painted here and different than what you find in the tourist shops. There is a section with seconds that are available at lower prices. Good restaurant attached.

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Pottery. More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get the famous blue and white pottery, you can visit this one. Has a cafe but we did not try it.

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our pottery and for your kind review. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Finest hand painted pottery of all descriptions. They will do small commision pieces as well as general gifts. I had some christening gifts personalised and were well accepted

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Thank Roger T
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Hi Roger, Thank you very much for your generous review and for shopping with us this year. We are delighted that your gifts were appreciated. I hope you can visit us again in the New Year. More 

Porches, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Unique colors, unique animals; birds os paradise, fishes, rabits, dogs , wonderful wine leaves and grapes...you name it........Greens, Blues and Pinks as never seen...........

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Thank Luís G
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Luís, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are thrilleded that you enjoyed your visit so much, and I really hope you get the time to visit us again in the future. Thank you from all of us at Porches Pottery. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a large shop/showroom with 3 ladies decorating pottery at one end. They don't put on enough of a 'show' to make it worth your while visiting from a long distance away unless you are planning to buy pottery in which case there is a good choice. If local, you can buy a different souvenir, for example a butter... More 

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Thank rerp
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for your generous and helpful review! If you are trying to locate us again in the future, we have a useful map and GPS co-ordinates on our website. It can be really fascinating to see the majolica being painting, we're sorry there weren't more people working when you visited. There are normally ten of us... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

beautiful pottery unique and could have spent a fortune but would have had to get it crated home. Did by some small bits and so glad we did. Worth visiting

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Thank mikesmeals
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us, we are delighted that you are enjoying the pieces you could take with you. I hope you can visit us again on your next visit to the Algarve. More 

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