Café Majestic

Café Majestic is an historic café,[1] located at Rua de Santa Catarina, in Porto, Portugal.

Main façade, Café Majestic.

The building is from the Art Nouveau period, reminiscent of Parisian cafés at the time.[2][3]

Café interior.

Present dayEdit

The café went through decades of decline, until it was considered a building of national historical interest in 1983.[4] After major restoration works, it reopened in July 1994 in the original Belle Époque style. Since the 1980s it has become iconic in Porto and is a popular destination in the city.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/bitstream/10216/75685/2/28124.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Café Majestic é o sexto mais bonito do mundo". Jornal de Notícias. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Most BEAUTIFUL CAFES in the World". U City Guides.
  4. ^ "DGPC | Pesquisa Geral". www.patrimoniocultural.gov.pt. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Review: Finding the routes of Harry Potter in Porto". East Anglian Daily Times. 1 November 2015.
  6. ^ Chris Moss, Destination expert. "The 50 greatest cafés on Earth". The Telegraph.
  7. ^ Coelho, Sara Otto. "Câmara do Porto quer proteger, pelo menos, 37 lojas históricas". Observador.

BibliographyEdit

  • Café Majestic. Porto: Ed. Quiosque.org, 2006.
  • Porto de Encontro n.º 34, special edition 2001, Porto municipality

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°08′50″N 8°36′32″W / 41.1472382°N 8.6087682°W / 41.1472382; -8.6087682