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The Global Nomad’s Guide: Café Majestic (Oporto)

Por Rafael Casanova.

(Haz click en el margen superior derecho de la galería para ver la secuencia de fotos).

En 1921, un lujoso café, diseñado por el arquitecto Joao Queirós, abrió sus puertas en la calle de Santa Catarina. The Majestic cuenta la historia del Oporto de los años 20, de las tertulias políticas y de los debates de nuevas ideas. El Oporto de la “Belle Époque”, de los escritores y de los artistas.

El local ha respetado su apariencia original y se ha sometido a diferentes restauraciones en los últimos años. El suelo de la planta principal conserva el mármol de la India en tonos verdes. También ayudó a recuperar el esplendor de otros tiempos la restauración de los techos de yeso con dorados e intrincado tallado. Magnificos espejos de Amberes, lámparas colgantes y sillas tapizadas en piel con incrustaciones de mármol convierten al café en un lugar acogedor.

En esta joya podemos disfrutar desde un café con un delicioso croissant recién hecho, hasta comida traditional portuguesa, como el “Bacalhau á moda do Porto”. Y todo con precios de otra era. Una razón más para visitar la segunda ciudad más importante de Portugal.

Café Majestic [112, Santa Catarina – Oporto / T. 22 200 3887]

By Rafael Casanova.

(Click on the top right of the gallery to see the sequence).

On 1921, a luxurious café, designed by the architect Joao Queirós, opened its doors in Santa Catarina Street. The Majestic tells the history of the Oporto of the twenties, of political gatherings and debates on new ideas. It was also the “Belle Époque” period, a time of writers and artists.

The building has respected its original appearance and has undergone several restorations in recent years. The main floor is covered in Indian marble with green colors. It was given new life with the recovery of the gypsum roofs scrupulously worked. Magnificient crystal mirrors from Antwerp, pendant lamps and leather-covered chars with marble incrustations makes the café a sheltering place.

In this gem we can enjoy from a coffee with a delicious freshly baked croissant, to Portuguese traditional food as “Bacalhau á moda do Porto”. And all with prices of another age. One more reason to visit the second largest city in Portugal.

Café Majestic [112 Santa Catarina St. – Oporto / T. 22 200 3887]

By Rafael Casanova.

(Click on the top right of the gallery to see the sequence).

On 1921, a luxurious café, designed by the architect Joao Queirós, opened its doors in Santa Catarina Street. The Majestic tells the history of the Oporto of the twenties, of political gatherings and debates on new ideas. It was also the “Belle Époque” period, a time of writers and artists.

The building has respected its original appearance and has undergone several restorations in recent years. The main floor is covered in Indian marble with green colors. It was given new life with the recovery of the gypsum roofs scrupulously worked. Magnificient crystal mirrors from Antwerp, pendant lamps and leather-covered chars with marble incrustations makes the café a sheltering place.

In this gem we can enjoy from a coffee with a delicious freshly baked croissant, to Portuguese traditional food as “Bacalhau á moda do Porto”. And all with prices of another age. One more reason to visit the second largest city in Portugal.

Café Majestic [112 Santa Catarina St. – Oporto / T. 22 200 3887]

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