Sobreiro is a village on the way to Ericeira and close to Mafra, where a very gifted craftsman decided to make a lively nativity scene in clay. The idea was warmly welcomed, and the nativity scene grew and evolved into a village.
Today José Franco is a name much better known than his village, and his work (and memory) is visited by many thousands every year.
Highlights in Sobreiro:
The Village of Jose Franco