Caza das Vellas Loreto

Type: Gift Stores, Local Picks, Specialty Shops

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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


  • Christmas Shopping: "Christmas and Easter are good times to shop when the workshop produces limited editions of especially sweet-smelling candles."
  • Best Shopping: "For something special, ask to see the beeswax candles that are embellished with beautiful 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.

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