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Viarco – A Factory that takes risks

Viarco’s name may pass by some people less attentive. It´s a fact that the factory exists since 1907, at that time under the name Portugália, in Vila Do Conde. In 1936 the new factory owner, Manoel Vieira Araújo changed the name to Viarco, a junction of the name of his first hats factory, Vieira Araújo e Companhia. Continue reading…

Traditional houses of the Algarve

Today, Mar d’Estórias will discover what makes a house typical of the Algarve. We will try to understand what differentiates the homes of the Algarve from others. The diversity that is reflected in the architecture, materials, techniques and forms of houses that incorporate, over time, external influences and experiences of its residents. Continue reading…

Ventania Festival | By Sounds Never Before Sailed

Within the framework of 365 Algarve, Mar d’Estórias was invited to host the event “Por Sons Nunca Dantes Navegados” (by sounds never before sailed), which will take place on the 22nd of March at 7:00 p.m. This show is a symbiosis between music and gastronomy, to explore the senses. It will be a moment of performance art for reflection that will consist of a sound trip by André Duarte (Júnior) and Tiago Rouxinol, accompanied by a blindfolded diner. Continue reading…

Visit to Bordallo Pinheiro Factory

The invitation was made some time ago, but we had not yet had the opportunity to go to Caldas da Rainha. However, everything happens for a reason and arrives at the right time. The team at the Mar d’Estórias shop took advantage of the remaining holidays to finally visit the “brand new” Bordallo Pinheiro factory. Because despite being centennial, the brand has just built a new factory, with bigger and better equipped facilities, ready to follow the new direction of the company.

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Two Generations, Two Love Stories

As soon as February starts everything around us is about Valentine’s Day! We, at Mar d’Estórias, think that talking about Valentine’s Day confines love stories to one day. If we think about it, love stories are lived every moment, every hour, everywhere. So, we searched for two experiences of different generations, that kept the core – love! Continue reading…

The Life Of A Barnacle Catcher

The breaking of the waves allows us to guess the force of the tide, at dawn. Francisco Cruz admires the ocean foam from the top of a steep cliff while wearing his diving suit to challenge another tide in search of the true fruit of the sea – barnacles. As a professional shellfish catcher, Chico, as he is known, risks his life every day to collect his livelihood on the Costa Vicentina. Continue reading…

The 40 expert fishermen in Lagos

A few metres from Mar d’Estórias, on the main avenue in Lagos, the wisdom of the sea and the history of our town is transmitted by living sources – in the experiences of 40 local fishermen. Lagos, a land of discoveries, men of the sea, golden coves and crystalline waters, relies on these fishermen to share their stories of authenticity lived on board their small traditional boats.

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