A RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF MANTEIGAS AND OF THE PORTUGUESE WOOL
It all began in 1947, the year that saw the birth of Lanifícios Império, the most important wool mill in the region. In 2010 we went through a long process of recovering a heritage that threatened to disappear, always with the concern of keeping the knowledge and the ancestral machinery and not letting the story die. The factory would become Burel Factory, the Burel Mountain Originals factory. A space for design and production of burel, the most traditional wool fabric in the local wool industry, now used in a very different and innovative way. It keeps producing today using the same machines and traditional equipment from the time the industry was still made by hand, thus ensuring the production of unique, different and high-quality fabrics, preserving the past, reinterpreting it and making it into a story of the future. In its interior we can still also a shop where you can get what you have just seen being produced.
GUIDED TOURS TO BUREL FACTORY
Due to the current measures imposed by the Portuguese Government, the guided tours to the factory are limited to groups of 5 people, leading to the alteration of the timetable to be between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm, and imposing the need for pre-scheduling and confirmation.
We kindly ask that you schedule your visit, through the contacts provided below, providing the number of people and the time that is convenient for you.
Guided Tours Scheduling:
(+351) 913 285 370
Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Store Opening Times
Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm