Burel Factory is the factory of Burel Mountain originals and a record in the history of the village of Manteigas and in the Portuguese Wool Industry
It all began in 1947, the year that saw the birth of Lanificio Império, the most important wool factory in the region of Serra da Estrela.
In 2010 the factory was discovered by two mountain explorers, João Tomás and Isabel Costa, who, after realizing the heritage and the cultural value of the space, decided not to let Burel die and proceed with the recovery of the factory that becomes Burel Factory.
Today it continues to produce 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.
Here we create 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.
Inside, there’s also a Factory Store where you can find the products that you just saw 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
Opening Times (Factory Store)
Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday from 10h00 to 13h00