O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa
Type: Food / Gourmet Stores, Gift Stores, Local Picks, Specialty Shops
The humble sardine is a favorite seafood staple and ubiquitous across Portugal. Available freshly caught this delicious fish is also sold in tins. At the "Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine"... Read More
The humble sardine is a favorite seafood staple and ubiquitous across Portugal. Available freshly caught this delicious fish is also sold in tins. At the "Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine" however, they've come up with a novel marketing idea whereby the lid of every tin features a year underneath which is written an important event or breakthrough that occurred during that particular twelve-month period. In addition, the names of various celebrities and VIPs born that year are also noted. For example, anyone purchasing a tin bearing "1953" is reminded that DNA was discovered that year and Cyndi Lauper, John Malkovich and Benazir Bhutto were born. Colorful and quirky, the tins are stocked in an equally striking boutique whose interior resembles a fairground attraction replete with a carnival atmosphere.
- Christmas Shopping: "A wonderfully original Christmas idea gift idea, these tins also work as quirky birthday presents (as long as the recipient doesn't mind everyone knowing their date of birth)."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The façade of this store is one of the brightest and most festive in the city and has Christmas shopping written all over it.