Xmas Tour

On 8 December, join us on a Christmas tour of the city, revisiting Porto's landmark shops and businesses!
Aware of the importance of traditional commerce in preserving the identity of cities, we propose a tour where stories and architecture mix, with the dedicated guidance of Marta Nestor, founder of Porto Paralelo, a project aimed at valorising and reclaiming Porto's historic shops.
This Christmas, give local and discover architecture with the Casa team!

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Price
20 € per person (VAT included)
Voucher with entry to Casa da Arquitectura Patent Exhibitions + 10% discount at Casa Shop 

Capacity
15 people

Opening hours
10h00
Duration
2h30
Language
Portuguese

Programme

The Little Black Man from Japan
When the shop opened, it was strong on tea and coffee. Everything else came later, to add, never to replace. The old mill still sounds like the old industry and the coffee aroma is intense. The teas are now much more varied than they were in 1947, when it all began. From a small shop, the space has expanded into the neighbourhood and taken on the air of a quiet secret. (Text by Marta Nestor)

Casa Natal
The history is rich, if it weren't for the more than 120 years it's been around. It came close to closing down and was saved on a mission by neighbouring shopkeepers. It has recovered the splendour it had in the last century with a thorough interior renovation and a careful and dedicated selection of products. The codfish tradition is in its name and spices add colour to the glass in the drawers. (Text by Marta Nestor)

BFG - Hardware & Decoration
The heavy wooden counters and huge cash register are proof of the century that has already passed here. The space is a kind of timeline that takes us through three major moments in the shop's history. The hardware business, which is heavy and almost always run by men, is now run by two generations of women who carry on the legacy of their father and grandfather and combine it with decoration and catering. (Text by Marta Nestor) 

Casa Lima
Founded in 1877, the industry began here. Walking sticks and parasols were made. Then came leather goods and umbrellas, in spaces that looked like bazaars, with items from floor to ceiling. Today there are three spaces for this century-old brand, which has been in existence for five generations of the same family, and it's the ideal place to find high-quality Portuguese leather goods. The historical collection is vast and helps portray the cycles of this history. (Text by Marta Nestor)
  • Casa Januário

  • Casa Lima

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