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Caza das Vellas Loreto

Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Rua do Loreto 53 5 | Misericórdia, Lisbon 1200-241, Portugal
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+351 213 425 387

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Oldest Continuously Operating Candle Shop in the World

We went to this shop on the recommendation of our local tour guide. It is the oldest candle shop in the world (operating since 1789). You have to look closely for the entrance... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went to this shop on the recommendation of our local tour guide. It is the oldest candle shop in the world (operating since 1789). You have to look closely for the entrance. It is a small shop and hard to find...but worth it. They do not speak English and do not accept credit cards, but we got along just... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is a tiny ancient looking candle shop which you could easily miss walking by. The shop has been on this site making candles since the 1700s. Ask the staff to see the tray of samples so that you can smell the candles before choosing the size you want. They also do fancy gift candles that can be engraved but... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

We love candle...but this shop is not a candle shop...its a history shop..operating since 1789 by the same family....they also have Honey Candles ...not all candles are perfumed but all candles are of very good quality...I bought 5 candles and they are of very fine quality...This shop along with Saat Anna Ceramic shop are the oldest shops in Lisbon (... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

I stayed on the same street as this candle shop, and kept passing by all the beautiful Easter-themed candles in the window (chickens, roosters, and ornate eggs). When I finally went inside, though, I was blown away. Their handmade candles are absolutely beautiful: from pillars in all the colors of the rainbow (including the perfect shade of chartreuse), to some... More 

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