February 10, 2016
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Braga’s handicraft is one of the most popular Portuguese handicrafts all over the world: the “cavaquinhos”, a kind of small guitar, the guitars, forged iron pieces imitating ancient pieces, the linen articles, the embroidery, the basket-making, mostly the wicker pieces, the wooden miniatures, “farricocos”, the costume jewellery and the dolls in regional clothing.

There are various options. We may start with the characteristic porcelain from Braga, which captivates us by its attractive colours and shapes. There are also varied wooden miniatures.

Next, we can find the “farricocos”,(which are to be seen during the Holly Week) made by skilful craftsmen who like showing traditions and customs. However, the handicraft which is more characteristic of this city refers to the “cavaquinhos” and the guitars as they remain handmader.



Recommended Establishments

"O Tear Tradições"

  Largo de S. Paulo, 15 – 4700-042 Braga – 6F
Telephone: 253 213 214
Tablecloths, bedspreads and linen curtains, “arraiolos” and national and regional embroidery.

"ADERE - Minho"

  Rua dos Chãos 4710-230 Braga – 5F
Telephone: 253 270 526
Local and regional handicraft.

"Posto de Turismo de Braga"

  Praça da República, 1 – 4710-305 Braga – 6G
Telephone / Fax: 253 262 550
Local and regional handicraft.

"José Gonçalves"

  Rua da Boavista, 69/71 – 4700-416 Braga – 5E
Telephone: 253 612 428
Regional chord intruments.

"Domingos Machado"

  Lugar de Linhares – Tebosa – 4700-895 Braga
Telephone: 253 673 855
Chord instruments.


  Rua António Marinho, 33 – 4700-361 Braga
Telephone: 253 275 857
e-mail: garte@bigfoot.com
Wooden objects, pottery, decorative arts and rural art.

"Associação de Artesãos da Região Minho"

  Mercado Cultural do Crandá – Loja 3B – 4715-013 Braga
Telephone: 253 272 107
Mobile exhibition – Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Praça da República – 5F
Local and regional handicraft.

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