SANTOS OFÍCIOS

Madeira

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Portuguese Folk Art Items

     Wood
     Ceramics

     Ceramics/Figurines

     Stone
     Metal

     Cork
     Weaving

     Basketry

     Embroidery

     Tiles

     Others

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E-mail:
santosoficios@santosoficios-artesanato.pt

Fax: 21 886 36 63
Ph: 21 887 20 31

 

 

Santos Ofícios is exclusively dedicated to the Portuguese folk art. Each item, strictly chosen, is related to a specific region of the country.

Santos Ofícios is located in Rua da Madalena nº 87, in a building classified since 1978 as an “edifice of public interest”, which stands in a protected area of Lisbon called Baixa Pombalina. This building belonged to the Count of Soure and was constructed after the big earthquake in 1755 on the ruins of Nossa Senhora da Conceição dos Freire Church.

The interior of Santos Ofícios was submitted to a very careful work of reconstruction, which made it possible to show arches of an old brick that draw a cross and also to preserve an entire wall of tiles made in Rato factory at that time.

It is inside this historical place that handworks made of many different materials are displayed: stone, clay, metal, corn, wood, cork, wool, cotton, paper, jute, straw…


Santos Ofícios stands in the way to the Cathedral and the Castle, opposite Madalena Church.

Santos Ofícios is open every day, except on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to
8 p.m.and the main Tourist Guides (Lonely Planet, Michelin, Routard; etc.) refer to it as a place you should not miss.

In red some Lisbon streets before the earthquake in 1755