ARMAZENS CUNHAS, PORTO


Next to the Carmo Church in Porto this fine Art Deco building dominates the Praça Gomes Teixeira. Armazens Cunhas (motto “We Sell Cheaper”) has been selling sheets, bedspreads, tablecloths, pyjamas and work wear in the same way and with the same internal layout for decades with few concessions to modern life and none to tourism.



José de Almeida Cunha founded the company in 1917 and it remains in the same family today. The facade was designed by Manuel Marques, Amoroso Lopes and Coelho Freitas, linking three earlier buildings. The same team of architects also designed the Farmácia Vitália in the Praça Liberdade.


Photo: Manuel V. Botelho (Wikipedia)

2 thoughts on “ARMAZENS CUNHAS, PORTO

  1. Dear Marshall Porto and Lisbon do indeed have some fine art deco buildings.   Did you see the MacDonald’s in Porto that is in an amazing art deco building?  Can’t say we bought anything.

    Have you read the History of Keele’s first 50 years?

    Richard(Keele 1967-71)

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