Caldas da Rainha Things to Do
The greatest of Portuguese humorists, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, inspired his son that opened a factory producing his father creations, and more. The factory shop is also a museum that really deserves to be seen, on week days from 10 AM to 7 PM, at the street with the same name.Also interesting in more classical ceramic works, is Museu da Ceramica,...more
Caldas da Rainha Hotels
Alm. Candi Dos Reis, NÂº64 - Hotel, Caldas Da Rain
Good for: Couples
Estrada Do Penedo Furado, Foz Do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha, 2500, Portugal
Good for: Families
Rua Dr. Figueiroa Rego, 45, Caldas da Rainha, 2500-186, Portugal
Good for: Business
Caldas da Rainha Restaurants
Very well located, by the park and the thermal complex, I didn't know this restaurant. Yesterday, I was there... and entered. A positive experience: The food was good, the service was nice, and the price reasonable. A place deserving a second visit. Shrimps with curry (usually done with rice, this time they used... tagliatelly, and the result was...more
Right in the centre of town, near the fruit market, this restaurant managed (and maybe owned) by a middle age couple, is a reasonable solution. The food is not outstanding, but it is good, with a homemade touch. My steak was tender and tasty, and the grilled skids of Fernanda "knew the secret", as she said, to a good sauce - the best olive oli. We...more
Integrated in a complex of the old factory of Bordallo Pinheiro, this restaurant is something easy to recommend.It is not a cheap place, neither a gourmet place, but it is a restaurant betting in quality and presentation, with warmful reception and very reasonable prices.Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro is a must in portuguese culture, and the father of...more
Caldas da Rainha Shopping
What to buy: There were times in which there were no sex shops but in Caldas there was something naughty hidden in cups, houses and other decorative elements. The Caldas Pottery is a humouristique/erotic type of handicraft. Naked figures, *** in cups, caricatural figures of priests, fishermen, farmers that are used as stereotypes of the portuguese people.
This pottery has a long history dating back to 1488 but it was in the XIX century that it gave its jump into modern times. Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, one of the greatest artists of Portugal helped developed the art, mainly the utilitarian side using naturalism as elements to do daily goods such as plates, cups, etc with a specific aehestetics.
Today this art is almost extinct. No matter what you thing about it: rude, curious, funny; it is a sign of a time long gone, when they were traded hidden in fairs and when women couldn’t see certain things but had a Caldas pottery hidden in the cupboard and would go peak and laugh a bit. I remember an old lady that lived next to me and her laughter at the naughty piece of pottery and freedom she had in her house.
Caldas da Rainha Local Customs
125th Traditional Bullfight in Caldas da Rainha
Bullfight - August 15, 2007.
A 500 year old tradition being kept alive !!Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Caldas da Rainha Off The Beaten Path
In the 18th century, king João V ordered the construction of three fountains. This one, located near the hospital, was the most important, in Baroque style.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
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