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There is an em­bar­rass­ment of riches for the shop­per in Por­tu­gal, such as the lus­cious water­melon plates from Bordallo Pin­heiro (8 bordallo pin­ For tiles try Cor­tiço & Ne­tos (8 cor­ti­coene­, who make up mis­matched, retro packs. hand-crafted ce­ram­ics by Ca­tia Pes­soa and young ar­ti­sans can be found at Caulino Ce­ram­ics (8 caulino ce­ram­, and a more gen­eral line of homewares at A Vida Por­tuguesa In­ten­dente (8 avi­da­por­tuguesa. com). rugs can be found in the Bu­rel Fac­tory (8 bu­relfac­ in Chi­ado. Its 100 per cent sheep wool rugs and blan­kets come from the moun­tains in the north. For fine linens and cot­tons, try Paris em Lis­boa (8 parisem lis­, be­hind a beau­ti­ful art nou­veau façade. The re­cently opened Claus Porto (8 claus­ shop is a must for its soaps, now ac­com­pa­nied by a new scent launched with Lyn har­ris.


Tra­di­tion­ally striped alen­te­jano rugs, still made by hand loom, are best found at Mizette (8 in Mon­saraz. In Com­porta, Mercearia Gomes is a fam­ily gro­cery like no other, of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from re­gional foodie spe­cial­i­ties to wicker bas­kets, while at nearby La­vanda, find es­padrilles, pot­tery and boho-chic cloth­ing. But all of alen­tejo brims with small ar­ti­sanal shops and ate­liers. ev­ery town has its craft, from rugs to can­died plums, and in-be­tween the towns, olive groves yield an in­tense fruity oil and vines de­liver fa­mously full-bod­ied reds.

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