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Filigree - Gondomar

Our heart beats for the world.

The World Expo is, once again, showcasing the most precious features on earth, this time in Dubai. Here, at this spectacular and visionary site, over 192 different nations are exhibiting their best qualities, including us, Portugal. Located in the sustainability district, the Portuguese Pavilion invites you to feel the genuine appeal of its northern regions, including Gondomar, where each heartbeat feels precious. Step into this urban city and discover the brilliant, centenary craftsmanship of gold filigree.


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FILIGREE UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL

From the 7th to the 12th of December you will have the opportunity to witness art in the making, right here, at the Portuguese pavilion. Two experienced filigree craftsmen will be producing unique pieces from 10 am to 10 pm, in an open studio area. Come and check out this fine, brilliant tradition.

AC Filigranas F. Ribeiro
PORTUGAL PAVILION
PORTUGAL PAVILION
24 Outubro
December 7 - 12, 10am - 10pm GMT

As delicate as lace. As solid as gold.

At the heart of Gondomar you can enter the Filigree Route, which takes you through the ancient production process, step by step, visiting genuine goldsmiths who introduce you to their legacy. But what is filigree exactly? Imagine two very thin strands of gold or silver, carefully twisted and intertwined to create beautiful shapes, which are filled with delicate tracery. This lengthy process involves drawing, moulding, twisting, beating, heating, bleaching, filling and welding. It’s not an easy art to master. Completely hand crafted, in small-scale workshops, the art of filigree passes down from generation to generation, that’s why it is registered in the National System of Certification of Traditional Handcrafted Products and is under appreciation to become Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. A tradition that we wear with pride.

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If you can’t wait to discover the treasures of the north of Portugal, we invite you to start right here, with a friendly chat with us. Our dedicated and specialized staff will help you plan your travel, with insightful tips and helpful answers.
All in real time, with real people from the north of Portugal. Now that’s precious and priceless.

THE NORTHERN FEELING STARTS HERE.

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Gondomar shines in the north of Portugal

Just one step away from Porto, Gondomar is also known as Portugal’s jewellery capital. A gem of a location, because it offers dazzling options for your visit. Tucked between the mountains and the busy city life, Gondomar also opens the doors to the Douro river, which you can admire fully while jogging along the river walk.


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There’s a wealth of craft and tradition to discover in Porto and the North of Portugal. It’s true and you can take our word for it, literally. Speak to us in real time and start planning your next trip with the insightful help of our team. Step by step, discover the best places to stay, eat, enjoy and remember. See you soon in our part of the world.

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