The Colours of The Land – searching for natural pigments


Have you ever noticed all the different colours of the earth and soil in our fields? On this short walk through Penedo Grande and the cork oak grove around São Bartolomeu de Messines you will have the opportunity to uncover some of the secrets of the ancient colours, discover some of the region's geographical features and its vegetation, and learn what coloured pigments these elements can be turned into. At the end, you can make artisanal paints and paint a small picture.

This interpretative route is suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over. Available on 14 April from 9.30 am to 1 pm. Meeting point: São Bartolomeu de Messines Church Square.

For more information or to sign up, please e-mail or call +351 964 782 462.

Venue: Penedo Grande and Vila de São Bartolomeu de Messines
Price per person: €10
Child price: On request
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Includes: Guide, infusion made with aromatic plants and materials for a creative experience
Additional information: What to bring/wear: sunscreen, a hat, comfortable clothing and footwear, water and a light snack.

Other activities from Barroca, Produtos Culturais e Turísticos:

The Lime Route

The Plant Route: know-how and uses

More about Barroca, Produtos Culturais e Turísticos:

Our work involves developing cultural and tourism products, focusing essentially on the Algarve's culture and history. We organise themed cultural routes, in urban and rural settings, in various parts of the region, as well as a range of creative tourism experiences.