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A shop full of sardines at Conserveira de Lisboa – in Lisbon

We came upon the Conserveira de Lisboa purely by chance, on a rainy day in Lisbon when we were making our way up the hill to the Castelo de Sao Jorge. Seeing a brightly coloured window we took shelter under it’s blind for a while and then got drawn in to the shop out of curiosity to see what it was selling.

Conseveira de Lisboa in Lisbon

Conseveira de Lisboa in Lisbon

It seemed a little unlikely to find a shop that only sold cans of sardines, but if it was to be found anywhere in the world, it had to be in Lisbon where the smell of grilled sardines invites you in to many a cafe in summer, especially by the seaside. In fact we found that it wasn’t just sardines, but also anchovies, tuna and other kinds of tinned fish.

Inside Conseveria de Lisboa in Lisbon

Inside Conseveria de Lisboa in Lisbon

Now, I can’t say I’m a great sardine lover, but I must say that I was seduced by the slightly kitch, retro paper packaging around each tin and the way that they were stacked up invitingly on the shelves. In the corner was a lady, deftly wrapping all the tins up in their decorative paper. These people had certainly made sardines into an art form!

Windows at Conseveira de Lisboa in Lisbon

Windows at Conseveira de Lisboa in Lisbon

They’d obviously sussed out what random passers by like us might purchase and we soon had a couple of little taster packs of four different kinds of tinned fish in our bags – ready perhaps to make some fishy apperitifs. You can guess what some of our nearest and dearest got for their Christmas presents.

So if you’re passing that way, or if sardines on toast are your favourite meal, or if you’re looking for an unusual souvenir of Lisbon, then pop into this quirky little place and check out a shop full of sardines at the Conserveira de Lisboa.

Conserveira de Lisboa, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 34, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal

This is posted as part of Wanderfood Wednesday – head over for chilli and buritos and other foodie delights

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    kyle
    February 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Wow. That’s a lot of canned fish. I didn’t know that there were that many varieties!

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    Wanderluster
    February 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Did you see the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? This reminds me of that fun flick. Thanks for sharing!

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    Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels
    February 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Oh, this is too funny! A shop that only sells sardines. Made me smile – and crave sardines.

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    Taru
    February 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    lovely blog

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    Luther Bailey
    February 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Love this!

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    Donna Hull
    March 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Who would imagine that somewhere in the world there’s a shop selling only sardines (and other tinned fish). Just the kind of quirky travel find that I enjoy reading about.

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    Mark H
    March 2, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I can’t imagine how a shop that sells only sardines stays in business. Great discovery – captures the true joy of travelling.

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    Sherry Ott
    March 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    The packaging sounds and looks adorable…I think I would have bought some too! Fun when you can stumble upon gems like that!

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    minh nguyen
    August 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I am desperately looking for a store in NYC that would import those Tricana sardines cans. I would be so grateful if you could help me. I accidentally tried the only can of Tricana sardines in tomato my daughter got as a gift from a friend. I loved it but she is angry at me. I need to return one can to her and get more for myself. Thank you

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