Serrana Pastry

Serrana Pastry


Photo by Joao Pires - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, In the middle of Rua do Loureiro, what makes us widen our eyes and invites us to enter are the products manufactured by the storefront.In its interior they stand out the precious things that adorn it. On the ceiling of the pastry shop there is a canvas by Acácio Lino, its architecture is by Francisco Oliveira Ferreira, disciple of the architect Marques da Silva, and the sculptures on the first floor, which are accessed by a massive iron staircase, have the brother's signature, José de Oliveira Ferreira.   ...Continue Reading


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Majestic Cafe

Majestic Cafe


By Maragato1976 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Splendor of the "Belle Époque"On the 17th December 1921, an establishment called Elite café opened for business in Porto. It was located in Santa Catarina street, a pedestrian walkway for shopping and for the finest members of society, then and now. The café enlightened the street with its Art Nouveau decoration, by architect João Queiroz.Inside, the scent of leather upholstery and varnished wood is joined by the magnificent vision of the plaster-decorated ceiling and of the endless Flemish mirrors, is an ensemble that marvels all senses. Add in the combination of marble ...Continue Reading


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Pérola do Bolhão

Pérola do Bolhão


Photo by Jorge Franganillo from Barcelona, Spain - Oporto: A Pérola do Bolhão, CC BY 2.0, This traditional grocery store was founded in 1917 by António Rodrigues Reis. Queijo da serra (cheese), a selection of cured and fresh sausages, an extensive range of dried and crystalized fruits (priced by weight) and an array of regional wines and biscuits are the typical fare of one of the oldest shops in the city. The front of the store is made up of Art Nouveau and is covered with tiles depicting the spices routes. Photo by Jorge Franganillo from Barcelona, Spain - Oporto: A ...Continue Reading


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Port Wine

Port Wine


Photo by Peter from Wellesley - Port Barrels, CC BY 2.0, Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌviɲuduˈpoɾtu], Porto, and usually simply port) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Australia, France, South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina, and the United States. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin ...Continue Reading


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