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Porches Pottery

En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
+351 282 352 858
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Very expensive but beautiful pottery!There are 3 other potteries near by that sell cheaper pottery... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynne206
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London, United Kingdom
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Adorable shop!

We loved Porches Pottery! What an adorable shop. There was an incredible variety of pottery, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SEM89
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very expensive but beautiful pottery!There are 3 other potteries near by that sell cheaper pottery gifts and local products.More

Thank Lynne206
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'm delighted that you thought our pottery was beautiful and that you enjoyed your visit. It is true that factory made ceramics are available all across Portugal and the world, but unlike cheaper alternatives, every piece of Porches Pottery is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Porches Pottery! What an adorable shop. There was an incredible variety of pottery, and you can see the artists at work when you walk in the shop. We loved all of the designs, and brought home as much as we could carry. We...More

Thank SEM89
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your generous review! It is lovely to hear that people enjoy our pottery and our designs, all of which we create and paint ourselves. We hope that you can visit us again on your next visit to the Algarve, and...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

So many lovely things! Wanted to bring so much home! Infact we bought some pieces which are currently on route to UK,can't wait for their arrival.Had an email very quickly letting us know our items were on their way!Beautiful pottery,so worth a visit!

Thank sammie43
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we really hope to see you again soon. I hope that you (and your pots) have a safe journey home.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We always pop in to visit and bring back a little piece each time. It is not cheap, but very distinctive and we like to watch the pots being painted. We also enjoyed a trip to the attached cafe (see separate review). Friendly staff and...More

Thank littlej0y
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for your generous review, it's always nice to hear from people who return to the pottery on their visits to the Algarve - in some cases nowadays it is the grandchildren of the original visitors that return, often bringing their own...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The quality and style of this pottery is beautiful. The pottery has a shop and also a small bar/restaurant which looked very good value, although we didn't eat in it. Fine for a short visit with coffee or lunch.

Thank TheBish
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 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...More

Thank gitta45
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 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

Thank Rene N
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

Thank Marilyn J
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 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...More

Thank peter h
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

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

Reviewed 5 March 2017 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.

Thank Lesterbeach
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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

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Kangarooliz
Do they do day trips from Lagos
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I don't know but you can use the local bus service
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ednanorthernireland
What is the best way to get here from Albuferia.
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Response from Olariamajolica | Property representative |
If you are travelling by car, follow the EN 125 road to Porches village roundabout, then carry on following the 125 road for approximately 850m and you will see the Pottery on your left. If you are coming by bus, take the... More
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