4 Best Places to Shop in Coimbra and Central Portugal, Portugal

Arte e Flor

Fodor's choice
Around the corner from the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro you'll find this family-run floral art house, selling a delightful collection of handmade products alongside fresh flowers and plants. Black-and-white photography on the walls shows reveals the historic side of the business.

A Casa da Rosa

For gifts, accessories, and home furnishings with a quirky touch, visit this offbeat store. Handmade ceramics from Portuguese artists are a specialty; items include cups with candy stripes in the style of Aveiro's Costa Nova beachfront buildings.


A tourist attraction in itself, this shop specializing in canned fish looks like something from Alice's Wonderland. The bright colors, painted ceiling, and Baroque-inspired design draws the eye from outside, and a huge range of beautifully packaged cans line the walls. The Comur brand was established in 1942, and the retro packaging means these products make great gifts for foodies.

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Lucky Lux

An eye-catching record store in the heart of Coimbra's historic downtown, Lucky Lux is a must-see for music lovers in the city. Whether you're on the hunt for rare fado vinyls or just fancy browsing the shelves, it's well worth a visit.