The latest in a great series of exhibitions at the Estremoz tourist office that showcases the work of local craftsmen and artists is: Gaiolas com Arte.

On display until 5th September, the exhibition consists of around 15 individually-styled bird boxes made from reclaimed pallet wood, with each one painted to represent a traditional Alentejo monte complete with its own unique name.

Alentejo birdboxLocal handicraft idea

As well as being an attractive addition to your garden, they also provide a safe haven for nesting birds.

The ‘gaiolas’ are the work of local Estremoz craftsman, João Eduardo Banha, and they can be found for sale at local craft fairs throughout the year.

Get one for yourself

However, if you would like to commission your own birdhouse, which can be made to depict your house, you just need to visit the Bonecos de Estremoz shop by Zé Carlos Rodrigues in Rua 5 de Outubro, Nº 24. The cost works out at around €20 and the artist can work from a photograph of your house to make sure he gets it just right.

Gaiolas com ArteMade in Estremoz

We think they are a great idea to brighten up your garden, make a unique gift for family or friends—and give nature a helping hand at the same time!

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