Experience the unique mountain culture of Portugal’s tallest Serra da Estrela (starry) mountain range through the Burel Factory and its two mountain hotels. These emblematic structures featuring Burel products have become contemporary icons of design, hospitality and sustainability.
Learn about the production, history and uses of Portugal’s unique Burel wool on a guided tour through this working wool factory’s modern and vintage hand-operated looms and colorful mounds of wool bobbins. Burel’s team of 20+ Portuguese designers both preserve and shed contemporary light on this incredible artifact of local patrimony cherished by individual and multinational clients (also purchasable in Porto and Lisbon showrooms!)
Just up the hill from the Burel factory you can immerse yourself in pure mountain air between granite boulders and mystical pine forests through 4-star Casa das Penhas Dourada Expedition Design Hotel and 5-star Casa de São Lourenço Luxury Panoramic Hotel, a refurbished manor house overlooking the Zêzere Glacier Valley.