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Estremoz and its Marble

2 nights in a superior double room with breakfast

1 dinner for 2 (drinks not included)

Visit with a guide to a local quarry

2 + +

The Shades of Marble Route is a local tourist route which aims at uncovering the rough and largely unknown world of the Alentejo marble. For all those interested in geology, industry or art, this route, which includes the villages of Alandroal, Borba and Vila Viçosa, offers descents to marble quarries, visits to underground galleries and the viewing of equipments that turn marble into sculptures or works for the construction industry. These marbles have a very high reputation and are exported on a worldwide scale, particularly to the Middle East. Visits are led by guides with an extensive knowledge of the local heritage. Come along and discover the mysterious world of the so-called Alentejo "white gold".