Conserveira de Lisboa (famous Lisbon Cannery store): hundreds of colourful tins of Portugal’s favorite fish & nostalgic power

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store) has been covered in many many newspapers, tv-programs and on the internet, never paid for any promotion but is listed by many touristic guides. Why? Because this is a wonderful preserved-fish store with hundreds of colorful tins of the Portuguese favorite fish. It’s been open for 80 years and well worth a visit, even if you don’t like fish!

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa Maria de Jesus Silva

Maria de Jesus Silva, Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

The shop opened in 1930 under the name ‘Mercearia do Minho’and changed it’s name to Conserveira de Lisboa in 1942. In the beginning days the company sold all kinds of alimentation, concentrating on canned foods.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiroa Conserveira de Lisboa canned fish shop Luís Vieira

Luís Vieira,Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

In 1942 the company applied for the registration of the first two brands of conserves: TRICANA and PRATA DO MAR. Tricana was registered in 1948 and Prata do Mar in 1956.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa5

Macquerel (filetes de cavala), tummy (atum), squid (polvo) and cod (bacalhau).

During the second world war the industry of conserved fish products developed rapidly and it helped the company to evolve quickly, reaching it’s peak with the colonial war in ’74. After this period, the conserves market shrinked steadily, frozen food became a more common way of conservation.

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Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

Confronted with this perspective of a further declining market, the Conserveira chose to remain operating on this niche market and offer only quality products. This way the shop also survived the aggressive low prices by the supermarkets.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa Manuela Preira

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

Two nice ladies in the shop are wrapping the various preserves: Manuela Pereira….

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa Maria Manuela Neves

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

…..and Maria Manuela Henriques Nunes

Lisbon Conserveira de Lisboa no plastic bags

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

I bought 4 cans: 2 fillets macquerel (€ 4,54) and 2 tummy fillets (€ 3,63). Happily no plastic bags! If you like you can write a nice note in the guest book.

Lisbon Conserveira de Lisboa guestbook

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

In June 2004 Armando Jose Cabral Ferreira and Regina Maria da Silva Monteiro Baptista Cabral Ferreira became the owners of the shop.

Famous cannery shop Conserveira de Lisboa street

Conserveira de Lisboa, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34 (the store’s website).

E-mail address: info@conserveiradelisboa.pt

Telephone: (351) 218 871 058. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros means ‘street of the cod fish sellers’……). More.about this street..

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25 Responses to “Conserveira de Lisboa (famous Lisbon Cannery store): hundreds of colourful tins of Portugal’s favorite fish & nostalgic power”

  1. [...] Vieira. Conserveira de Lisboa, nr 34. Wonderful very old preserved-fish store with hundreds of colourful tins of the Portuguese [...]

  2. Buon giorno tutti; alcuni giorni or sono ho visto un bel servizio sulla Conserveira de Lisboa e sono interessato ad acquistare i loro prodotti per la mia famiglia. Prego farmi conoscere prezzi e modalità. Grazie e buon lavoro. Michele Genchi via Napoli n. 329/E, 70123 BARI- ITALIA

  3. buongiorno
    un mio conoscente di ritorno da un viaggio a Lisbona , mi ha omaggiato di una scatola di sardine sott’olio prodotte dall’azienda TRICANA,che ho trovato essere eccezionali.Vorrei gentilmente sapere come potrei acquistarne delle scatole.
    Rimango in attesa Grazie

  4. Nice old store! Hope the next 100 years too!
    All the best!
    Kind regards Peter

  5. happyNEWyear of singapore[since1965] on September 6th, 2010 at 3:49 am

    NO comments but need yours might setup company with exporting supply TRICANA products to singapore which fishfarm already develop.

  6. Ho letto il Vs. articolo sulla Conserveira de Lisboa,gradirei sapere come è possibile acquistare i prodotti. Grazie.

  7. leoni luciano alex on December 13th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    salve come posso fare per avere una scatoletta di sardine e del tonno tricana?
    posso sapere tutti i prezzi
    e quanto costa la spediziione grazie saluti.leoni alex.

  8. hello from Germany,
    can we order your articles?
    Can you send it to germany?
    How can we pay it?
    Can we buy it as trader for selling it
    in an online-shop?

    Thanks very much for your answer.
    We wish you a very good Year 2011!!!!

  9. Buongiorno, vorrei ricevere informazioni sulla possibilita di poter acquistare i prodotti “tricana”
    Grazie anticipate per la vs disponibilità.
    Cordiali saluti e buon anno 2011
    Fulvio

  10. Buon giorno tutti; alcuni giorni or sono ho visto un bel servizio sulla Conserveira de Lisboa e sono interessato ad acquistare i loro prodotti per la mia famiglia. Prego farmi conoscere prezzi e modalità. Grazie e buon lavoro.

  11. Paolo Cascavilla on January 1st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Vorrei conoscere il prezzo delle conserve di tonno (piccole scatole ad uso famiglia), modo di spedizione e pagamento.
    Grazie. Buon Anno.
    Paolo Cascavilla, Via Venturino 16/c 22100 Como (Italy).

  12. Maria Manuel Ferreira on January 14th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Hello all;

    The new e-mail adress is: info@conserveiradelisboa.pt and soon you can see it online on http://www.conserveiradelisboa.pt.

    best regards,

    Maria Manuel Ferreira

  13. boutique sumpathique avec du personnel acceuillant , j’adore les produits de la mer , j’ai acheté un échantillon de chaque conserve et mon seul regret c’est de n’en avoir pas acheté plus , je n’ai qu’une chose à dire tous les produits sont bons pour ne pas dire excellents , allez y les yeux fermés , maintenant je cherche comment m’approvisioner

  14. we just bought your sardines on a visit to Lisbon- they are terrific! Do you export to Canada?

  15. mi interessa acquistare i prodotti tricana per uso familiare grazie
    per fornire prezzi e modalità

  16. vorrei ordinare tonno/sardine tricana. come faccio????

  17. visited last month whilst on hols, came back with 8 tins wish i’d bought more! Love the shop, am writing a post about it for my food blog :)

  18. mary giesemann on August 7th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    i would like to purchase some sardines online. will you ship to me? i live in california.

  19. olae para todos que um dia me acolheu com filho e com neto ai neste recanto defelicidade filicidades para vc s

  20. Buonasera,sono appena tornata da lisbona,ho passato giorni indimenticabili nel vostro paese.ho mangiate le piu’ buone sardine.
    vorrei sapere i prezzi delle vostre scatole le spede di spedizioni e come muovermi per individuarele richiederele.
    grazie molte.doriana italia.

  21. pietro de vivo on July 26th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    vorrei sapere i prezzi dei prodotti e i cosi di spedizione su Roma grazie e saluti Pietro

  22. minh ha nguyen on August 24th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Good morning, I live in California and I am very anxious to buy a number of the Tricana sardines cans some in olive oil and some in tomato. Could you let me know how to get them? I tried one which is gift from a friend and enjoyed it so much. Thank you

  23. HOLA !!

    HACE YA DOS AÑOS SEGUIDOS QUE VIAJAMOS A LISBOA DESDE ASTURIAS Y SIEMPRE VENIMOS CARGADOS DE VUESTRAS CONSERVAS Y PATES. ME GUSTARÍA SABER COMO PODRÍA COMPRARLOS POR INTERNET Y LOS PRECIOS, PORQUE LO ESTOY INTENTANDO HACE TIEMPO Y NO LO CONSIGO. MUCHAS GRACIAS ,ESPERO RESPUESTA

  24. dear i like to know if i can order most of all your products by internet o by e-mail and if you can ship and delivery to italy rome ?
    thanks for answering

  25. ME GUSTARÍA SABER COMO PODRÍA COMPRARLOS POR INTERNET Y LOS PRECIOS, PORQUE LO ESTOY INTENTANDO HACE TIEMPO Y NO LO CONSIGO. MUCHAS GRACIAS ,ESPERO RESPUESTA. 645349042

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