Yesterday Silvia introduced me to Magda and Tiago and we visited “Aldeia da Terra”, their project.
Terracotta town is a small themed park (still under construction) that depicts a traditional Portuguese town, always with a little touch of irony. It aims to preserve and promote our traditions, featuring several traditional scenes: women washing clothes in the river, the pig killing, the feet trading of the grapes, etc.
All the houses, people and objects in this park were hand-made and painted by Magda and Tiago, who have been working on this project for two years. Every day they add a new set and new characters. Like any other town, it’s different every time you visit.
This is one those places that you take your children to but you actually enjoy more than them. I deeply enjoyed it and had a couple of laughs looking at some sets: they’re so real!
It’s always nice to see a young couple devoting their career to the preservation of our traditions, working on clay and creating such a pleasant park. I can only wish them the best and can’t wait to visit again.
“Aldeia da Terra” or “Terracotta twon” is located in Arraiolos, 20 min away from Evora. Visit their website here.