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9 Seculos

Rua Rainha Dona Maria II 33, Guimaraes 4800-431, Portugal
+351 918 559 957
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A must to visit

Pedro has not only high quality products on stock, but also the very best informations and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Ulrich F
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Heilbronn, Germany
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A wonderful shop

We were looking for small tasteful gifts to take home to London and this shop did not disappoint... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Nicola T
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London, United Kingdom
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9 Seculos - 9 Centuries - is a very special place situated in the very centre of the city that gave birth to Portugal. We are stories of Portugal. We bring you stories you can taste and wear, experiment and decorate with. Stories you can read, listen and tell. We discover and select creative and original stories for the world to hear. 9 Seculos opened to the public in December of 2014, aspiring to be a place showcasing the best Portugal has to offer. Located in the Porta da Vila, "Town Gates", a place where one of the entrances to the town used to be, which has been part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2001. It occupies the space of an old bookshop (A Siza Vieira-inspired design by architect Miguel Guedes in the 1980s, which remained untouched during the 20-year period that it was closed). Besides being of architectural interest, there is also a historical side: inside 9 Seculos there are 3 floating floors adjacent to the centuries-old city wall. Other than being a shop selling Portuguese products, amongst which you can find Bainha de Copas, Fine & Candy, Chocolataria Equador, Claus Porto, Herdade do Selao, etc), we also are an art gallery (with the old wall as a backdrop) regularly featuring modern Portuguese painters and one-off exhibitions of contemporary Portuguese artists. There is also a special selection of literature about art and portuguese culture, specifically out-of-print books, special editions and signed first editions. We also host get-togethers, talks, and concerts.
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Rua Rainha Dona Maria II 33, Guimaraes 4800-431, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Pedro has not only high quality products on stock, but also the very best informations and recommendations for the best shops of collegues and restaurants. We have enjoyed each second with him. Highest recommendation.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were looking for small tasteful gifts to take home to London and this shop did not disappoint! Architecturally very interesting (fitted out in 1979 as a bookshop) and we received a very warm welcome from the owner. We had a great chat about the...More

Thank Nicola T
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9seculos, Proprietário at 9 Seculos, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello Nicola! It was lovely to meet you! We hope you enjoyed your trip in Portugal! Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again some other time. Best regards, Pedro

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great interior architecture, good art, nice books and souvenirs, friendly welcome. What's not to like?

Thank Bernard B
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9seculos, Gerente at 9 Seculos, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello Bernard! Thank you for your kind review. It was so nice to meet you! Hope you have fun on your days in Portugal. Hope to see you again some other time. Best regards, Pedro

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Excellence in service, excellence in architecture, excellence in every product available. A must-go.

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9seculos, Proprietário at 9 Seculos, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello visitor :) Thank you very much for your words. Hope to see you again in some other time. Best regards.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Sofia and Pedro, the young and interesting owners, are passionate about Portuguese art and have interesting pieces on display. Additionally, they have chocolate, note cards, books, writing materials,teas,folkloric etc. Displays are tasteful. The gallery has the old city wall as part of it. Architecturally very...More

Thank Jack T
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9seculos, Gerente at 9 Seculos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thank you very much for your visit and review. Hope to see you some other time.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Beautifull Store with 900 year old sal that belonged to the fundation of Portugal. The products are 100% portuguese and the are BEAUTIFULL! Tottally recomended! Thank you!

Thank Filipa F
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9seculos, Gerente at 9 Seculos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thank you very much for your visit and review. Hope to see you some other time.

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Reviewed 24 March 2015

experience the love iwithin those walls be surprised by the avant-garde architecture, envisaged in the 80's

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