Dear Friends,

Today we bring you local news! Pinhais, a century-old canning company, inaugurated the Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour, a pioneer Living Museum of the canning industry, aimed at perpetuating the legacy of this living industry, making known its material and immaterial heritage, and safeguarding and enhancing its memory!

Installed at the Pinhais factory, located on Avenida Menéres, which in 2020 was classified as a building of Municipal Interest, this is a unique project in the panorama of national and international tourism, which will provide a true immersive experience in all phases of the method traditional production, which has remained unchanged since 1920.

Lasting around 60 minutes, the tour begins at the entrance to the Pinhais building, the foyer, and visitors are then guided to the company's former offices and management room. Then, they are taken to the factory, where they will be able to witness all the 12 centenary steps in the production of a preserve, from the selection of fish at the auction to canning and papering. Designed to appeal to all senses, the tour guide continues with a dive into the history of Pinhais and the canning industry, through the visualization of exclusive digital content; interactive moments, in which they are challenged to identify different ingredients, through the smell and palate, and, in the end, to participate in the papering process, wrapping the can itself, according to the techniques of the company's artisans. The tour culminates in one of the most imposing rooms in the building, the Can-Tin Café, a tasting space that welcomes the last moment of the visit: the tasting. In one of the most emblematic areas of the centenary building of Pinhais, visitors have the opportunity to live a true gastronomic experience. The visit ends at the fantastic store, with almost 100 m2, where there is a wide selection of PINHAIS and NURI preserves, collector's items, merchandising and souvenirs alluding to the brands and the tour.

You can visit the museum from Monday to Sunday, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, and the shop from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The general ticket costs €14.00, the senior (+65 years old) ticket €11, and the one for a child from 5 to 12 years old €8.00. From 0 to 4 years old, admission is free.

If the North were a house, Matosinhos would be its dining room! It is a privilege to live in this wonderful city!

A huge HUUUUG! Fatima C. Brízio

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