Friday, March 29, 2013

Leather Museum Portovello Restaurant in Allariz, Galicia

Allariz is a beautiful town  in Galicia, probably the best kept of all their towns, a little jewel in the middle of wonderful nature, between one thermal town and the other. The area starting from the city of Ourense going down through the north of Portugal is full with thermal water springs .... and places to enjoy them, not only spa hotels (there will be a post on this coming up soon).

On the side the river in Allariz there is an old building, very well kept, the Museum of leather. Years ago this town used to be a leather working town.
Next to the Museum there is Portovello, a bar downstairs and a restaurant in the upper floor, run by Angelo, with excellent food and very affordable price.  The full menu for lunch, all inclusive of wine or beer and coffee, is 15,80 euro.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

the building of the museum and restaurant
Portovello restaurant

inside entrance of the restaurant
the upstairs dinning room of the restaurant

vegetable pie with leek sauce
goat roasted with potatoes

cheese Flan with chestnuts

"1906", a great Spanish beer
the dinning terrace outside, and what a view of the river!
the view from the restaurant

the view from the restaurant
little pedestrian bridge just outside of the restaurant
the river

the nature in the area is all like this
downstairs view of  the outside part of the museum and the bar/coffee place
the museum
inside entrance of the museum

pieces of leather hanging in the museum

view of the museum where they used to cure the leather

Angelo, the manager

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