If we talk about Pedro dos Frangos we obviously have to talk about chicken. However, this establishment is known for the chicken closed on a spit, roasted on a brazier, having been the first to coo kit like that in the city. It is also a restaurant known for its offer of traditional Portuguese dishes, namely, “cozido à portuguesa”, “tripas à Moda do Porto”, roasted lamb, “bacalhau à João do Grão”, “rancho”, among others. The origin of the establishment dates back to 1939 as a grazing house. On November 11th, 1961, Pedro da Silva founded the “Casa do Pedro”, a name he owes to its founder, Pedro da Silva. It was in 1978 that the “Casa do Pedro” became “Pedro dos Frangos”, the name by which it is known today.
In 1920, began the production of milk, butter, cheese and whipped cream. It was the first company in the sector to distribute pasteurised milk in glass bottles, at a time when the distribution was done in jars carried on the head. It gained fame and imposed the quality of its products. Butter with salt sold by weight, on baking paper, is still a classic, as are cheese and whipped cream. In fact, whipped cream has become a protagonist. In the 1950s, sold over the counter in little bags of waxed paper, it joined the ex-libris of the brand: the éclair with chocolate coating. The constant quality, the daily production, always fresh and limited to the existing stock, confirm a story of success.
The Farmácia Vitália is located in the Palácio das Cardosas, former Convent of Lóios or Santo Elói, in the middle of the Praça da Liberdade. It was classified as a “Public Interest Set”, thanks to its façade designed, in 1932, by the architect Manuel Marques e Amoroso Lopes. It is a work in glass and iron with geometric lines, resulting in a deeply modern and contemporary intervention in a historical building, with an austere and sober character, such as that of the Palácio das Cardosas, which also integrates the Intercontinental Hotel. Throughout its history, Farmácia Vitália has been noted for the manufacture, distribution and representation of pharmaceutical specialties at a national level – aspects it still maintains.
Bridging the old and the contemporary, António Sousa Oliveira’s Binding Workshop is one of the few spaces dedicated to this activity that still resists the passage of time.
Founded in 1969, with a small workshop on Rua das Taipas, it moved in 1974 to the space where it still stands today, Rua do Pinheiro.
Its founder, António Oliveira, passed on to his descendants all his passion and dedication for the art of binding. They are the ones who, today, make use of this excellent training and lead this family business, continuing a craft business that has already been operating for half a decade.
Neves & Filha jewelery has more than a century and a half of history. During that time, all the stories have been recorded in a small book in the house by customers who pass by. This traditional and familiar business has its main identity characteristic in the representative pieces of Portuguese jewelery, which it has been selling for decades. The art of jewelery is the hallmark of this establishment, which is recognized for its filigree work. Visiting Neves e Filha is like revisiting the past. All the furniture in the establishment is original. As well as the wooden and glass counter, the worked ceilings, the wall mirrors, the ivory door handles, among others.
Founded on January 13, 1933, Alípio Dias & Irmão, also known as Sementeira, has become a reference in the field of seeds, plants, lawns, machines and accessories. In particular, throughout its long history it has been tasked with the packaging and marketing of its specialty products, namely seeds and plants for agriculture and garden, as well as gardening equipment. The objective of this company is to ensure the total satisfaction of its customers, through partnerships with leading companies in the sector and the best practices inherent in quality and environmental preservation.
Filha da Mãe Preta Restaurant is a historic restaurant. It is one of the best-known houses in Ribeira, whose history goes beyond 60 years. With a unique decoration and a friendly service, here you can enjoy a unique view of the Douro River and Gaia pier while you dine. You can try one of our specialties in the area of traditional cuisine such as “Tripas à moda do Porto” (Porto-style guts), beans and rice and fried cod with scallions. In 2007 it was acquired by the owners of its neighbor, Peza Arroz Restaurant, consolidating the merger of two of Ribeira’s most emblematic and old restaurants.
Located right in the heart of Porto’s historic center, Benedito Barros, founded in 1926, has a long history of marketing textiles and wool while retaining its genuine and traditional look. You can use this flagship store to purchase quality fabrics of various types. It is worth entering the store and admire its worked ceiling and the numerous fabrics of various colors and textures displayed on its wooden shelves. In addition to the quality of the products, you can count on personalized service from our experienced team, who will advise you on the best product according to your needs.
More than 110 years old, founded in 1908, Vidraria Fonseca offers all kinds of glass products and services: decorative, lacquered and resin glass, mirrors, windows, safety glass, glass fittings, etc. It is born by the entrepreneurial spirit of Manuel Francisco da Fonseca with its first establishment in Rua das Velas, having from there several establishments around the city.
Accompanying the technological evolution of glass, the constant modernization of its machines and the high professionalism of its collaborators provide the constant improvement of the centenary Vidraria Fonseca.
Founded on April 2, 1949, Retina Óptica has always sought to combine three values that it considers essential to the profession of opticals / opticians: the solidity of a house with family tradition; the professional attitude that positions her at the forefront of the market and the work done in close collaboration with ophthalmologists. From this point of view, Retina is made up of a team of well-prepared professionals who, in a personalized manner, serve clients with rigor, seriousness and attention, constantly seeking to find the best answer to their specific needs. Since 1949, but permanently updated, Retina is a reference brand in the sector.
Queijaria Amaral is the oldest cheese factory in Porto, having been founded in 1928. Since 2018 it has become one of the city’s historic shops as part of the “Porto de Tradição” municipal program.
In this establishment all products are of Portuguese origin. This cheese shop specializes in Serra da Estrela cheese, but it also includes a wide variety of cheese from other regions. It also has sections of cold cuts, ham and sausages, selling traditional smokehouse from the best regions of the country, as well as bread from Bragança, Mirandela and Avintes.
Pinguim Café is a pub with a traditional atmosphere, which opened in 1987 and has a history of regular culture-related activities.
It has a long tradition of poetry evenings on Monday, started by Joaquim Castro Caldas for over 30 years, followed by poets such as Manuel Jorge Marmelo, João Habitualmente, Daniel Maia-Pinto Rodrigues, Valter Hugo Mãe, Filipa Leal, Paulo Campos dos Reis, Renato Filipe Cardoso.
Penguin Café stands out for the quality of its tonic gins and has a phrase that characterizes them “Not only of Gin lives the Penguin”. You should try the excellent hot chocolate, wines, cocktails, craft beers and snacks.