PinheiroCaldas da Rainha, the city of Bordalo Pinheiro
With Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro´s heritage, one of the most influential personalities linked to Caldas da Rainha, we dive into the art of ceramics, an art felt throughout the city. Bordalo presents us with art and colour which coexist happily with the thermal legacy left by Queen Dona Leonor; great pride of Caldas, along with ceramics.
The Bordaliana Route, a journey of creativity in giant sizes
The Bordaliana Route is composed by the most famous characters created by Bordalo Pinheiro, such as Zé Povinho. The ceramic characters are on a human scale, and there are also several animal figures that we will know in detail.At the same time, we feel the presence of ceramic art in the buildings´ balustrades covered with tiles mostly made in Caldas da Rainha, in a real blast of mastery and colour.
A city to discover in the company of Bordalo
During this visit, under the aegis of the great Master, we will also contact the Queen’s city and its waters, whose thermal heritage tells us the foundation and evolution of Caldas. In this two-hour walk, we will also experience traditions and traits of modernity that are part of the city’s identity, such as the famous Fruit Square a street market full of fresh and local products.
To finish the tour with a sweet flavour, we propose a stop to taste the authentically pastry of the city – Cavacas.