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The magic of the masks (Vinhais, Portugal)

Vila Boa de Ousilhão, Norte, Portugal
Ethno-tourism

An ecoturism experience
Organized by Mário
Guided activity
Duration: 6 hours approx.
Portuguese, Spanish
This activity has discounts for
Kids (4-11 years) €32

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Activity description
Masks are the essence of Carnival, stripped of great ornaments, emphasizing only the art of those who carved them.

During the carnival in Portugal, masks are the key element in this event. Thanks to expert artisans, a unique mask is born, which will provide a special something to the town and its visitors.

These typical masks symbolize the new life that is born after springtime, the start to a more fertile and prosperous time, as well as the transition from teenage years to the adult life.

Come and get to know this unique experience creating your family mask!

Itinerary:

Leaving towards Vila Boa de Ousilhão, Vinhais, Portugal.

09h30 Meeting with the expert artisan at their workshop. Welcome with local products.

Start of the mask workshop with the artisan.

Description of the process:

The magic of each mask start with the election of a unique piece of chestnut, because each mask is exclusive.

All the work is developed over a piece of wood (also chestnut).

Later on, the so called process of mask designing starts, using several tools, and paying special attention to the space where eyes, nose and mouth are.
We will sculpt the exterior and interior sides of the mask. Later, we will sculpt the necessary holes for eyes, nose and mouth.

Finally, it’s necessary to smooth the mask and add the last details so you can have a perfect mask for the carnival.

We will go towards Podence.

13h00 Lunch with local products.

Visit to Casa do Careto.

Return to start point.

Details and equipment
Appropriate clothes depending on the season

Enclosed and comfortable footwear

Sunscreen (optional)

Flexible cancellation

This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.

After this time, Douro-Wellcome has established that you have up to 7 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.

If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.


Activity location
Vila Boa de Ousilhão, Norte, Portugal
Meeting point
Vila Boa de Ousilhão, Norte, Portugal
Mário will contact you once you finish the reservation in order to inform you about the exact meeting point.

Plan your experience

Date
Start hour
Adults
Kids
From 4 to 11 years old

1 Adults x €63
€63

Total
€63
Any doubts? Contact us 937 070 705
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