Caza das Vellas Loreto
Type: Gift Stores, Local Picks, Specialty Shops
This wood-paneled shop has been selling candles since 1789, and its appearance has changed little since. The cozy interior exudes a delightful yesteryear ambiance, a mood accentuated by the refreshing... Read More
This wood-paneled shop has been selling candles since 1789, and its appearance has changed little since. The cozy interior exudes a delightful yesteryear ambiance, a mood accentuated by the refreshing lack of modernity, even the cashier's till is hidden from view! Ecclesiastical candles in all their shape and form are lovingly handmade in a workshop at the rear of the premises and then displayed in beautiful glass cabinets set either side of a polished teak counter. The different styles available is astonishing, anything from traditionally crafted taper and dinner candles to chunky pillars and dainty tea light candles. There's also an imaginative selection of specialty candles molded or sculptured into three-dimensional shapes such as fruit, birds and even cupcakes!. Many are scented and the perfume is intoxicating. For something special, ask to see the beeswax candles embellished with filigree decoration.
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The store, one of the most historic in the city, is renowned throughout Portugal for its ecclesiastical candles.
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Caza das Vellas Loreto is one of the most famous stores in Portugal, where some of the very best candles are made and sold.