Olive oil Museum with Verallia Portugal bottles
Several olive oil bottles from Verallia are on display in the most recent Museum dedicated to the “liquid gold”. The Olive Oil Museum, located in Oliveira do Hospital, started as a personal project of a collector and became a museum project, with restaurant and shop.
Throughout his professional life, for more than three decades, António Dias has been collecting pieces in old olive presses. Whenever he could, he used to buy pieces and elements associated to the world of olive oil. About six years ago, this olive oil producer and seller came up with the idea of creating a museum to exhibit his vast asset. The dream came true this winter, in the village of Bobadela, in Oliveira do Hospital, with the opening to the public, on 2 December, of the “Olive Oil Museum”.
On the top of the hill, overlooking Serra da Estrela, the brand new Olive Oil Museum stands out for its architecture, designed by the architect Vasco Teixeira. “Seen from above, it looks like an olive branch”, says the owner. At the entrance of the Museum, stands a century-old olive tree. Inside the museum, videos and tactile screens, scattered around about 1700 square metres, help tell the story of this “liquid gold”, from roman times to our days. On the top floor, the restaurant Olea has dishes based on Portuguese recipes, with a small amount of olive oil in all the choices.
Verallia Portugal is pride to be side by side with this project.