Water Path's
Traditional ecological knowledge of water in a dry land

Highlights: The region of Alentejo, in traditional times, was an arid land and, because of this, people used to manage water very well, developing over the centuries a culture of water. I was interested in a better understanding of this water culture during my Master's degree in Anthropology, so I dedicated my thesis to this theme. This is a walking tour through the main water points of the town of Arraiolos, like the monumental fountains, but above all it is a pedagogy of water through the interpretation of ethnography and the environment. You can learn how to use the senses to identify fresh drinking water.

Special: Meal and workshop of typical gastronomy about how to make an Açorda, in a local restaurant.

Main attractions: Monumental urban fountains, wells, tanks, water springs and other hydraulic structures. Fountain of Saint John. Ancient Convent of Lóios and its Church with blue tiles. Fountain of Santa Justa. Roman bridge. Biodiversity. Panoramic view and interpretation of the landscape.


Person     1 or 2   |    3    |    4     |    5    |      6     |     7

Value         50€       70€     85€     95€    105€     115€

Includes water, fruit and maps.
For groups until 10 people the value is 125€.

Workshop has the value of 45 € per person with meal included. Duration of 1 h.

Duration: 2/3 hours.

©2018 by Alentejo Heritage
RNAAT: 2062/2018 - Turismo de Portugal