Porto: Coffee Shop Majestic an Icon of the Belle Epoque

Porto: Cafe Shop Majestic

The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world

Coffee shop majestic - porto
Coffee shop majestic – porto

Art Deco in Porto

In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Porto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
 In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.

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Lisbon in 2021

Enjoying Lisbon from the First Day Enjoying Lisbon:  I’m going to tell you my best days in Lisbon, which was the capital of an empire. All lisboa remembers his glorious padado. Like when sailors came out to discover and conquer lands on the other side of the world. You see old faded tiles on their facades. Peeling walls and stone streets lined with old trams. No great luxuries or European stores are sought in this city, although they do. What …

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