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VILA NOVA DE POIARES

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Vila Nova de Poiares has been inhabited since the 9th century, at least, according to the documents of Lorvão Monastery. Within the council’s area, presenting truly rural characteristics, there are quite picturesque villages with beautiful viewpoints over vast panoramas, while others are pleasantly located by the sea. Regarded as handicraft capital, Vila Nova de Poiares invests a lot in the promotion, increase and renewal of this activity. The tradition of famous black clay manufacturing is already a century-old one. This council has tried to keep it alive through several initiatives, namely by creating an atelier school. PoiArtes is one of the most important handicraft fairs of the region, and it takes place every year. It also includes a gastronomy fair. Apart from pottery, council’s handicraft comprises “palitos”, wooden artefacts, “ceiras” and “capachos”, basket ware, chets, weaving, millstones and tin ware.

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