NileGuide Expert Says:
Genuine and creative gift ideas that uphold Portuguese culture and tradition.
Rua Anchieta 11
1200-023 Lisbon, Portugal
tel: +351 (0)21 346 5073
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look out for the ceramic swallows (andorinhas) by Rafael Bordelo Pinheiro – true Portuguese icons.
This wonderfully engaging handicraft-hardware store is crammed full of traditional Portuguese products of exceptional quality. The goods on sale here represent brands that have been produced in the country for generations, and the inventory includes soaps from Brito/Claus Porto in beautifully designed wrapping paper, Benamor Cream in retro boxes, aromatic vinegars from Moura Alves, gourmet Flor de Sal harvested in the Algarve, and an array of quirky ceramics designed by Rafael Bordelo Pinheiro. The toiletries, stationary, books, jewellery, food, toys and kitchenware are among the most original souvenirs a visitor is ever likely to purchase.