Discover The Amazing Wonders Of the Portuguese Sardine ♦ In the circus in Lisbon there are no clowns, jugglers, magicians or trapeze artists. Still, it has a lot of colour, music, carousels, a miniature Ferris wheel and canned sardines. Yes, you read that right, canned sardines. It’s called The Fantastic World of Portuguese sardines, and Secrets From Portugal will tell all about it.
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After the eel shop, Comur inaugurated in Lisbon a space dedicated to sardines. It has lots of colour, carousels, music and a miniature Ferris wheel.
COMUR – Fábrica de Conservas da Murtosa recently made one of its oldest dreams come true, by opening in Lisbon a space to pay tribute to the Portuguese Sardine and to all that popular fish has already done for the country.
The formula found for that purpose was “Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa”, a space that attempts to respect one of the most extraordinary features of the Atlantic prodigy: to be noble and popular at the same time.
The store proposes to revisit the last century of history in Portugal and in the World, therefore promoting also a reflection on the last centenary of canned fish in Portugal. Hence, in the cans, there are dates since 1916 until 2017 (since 1st January), with a relevant event from the year in question and signalling the birth of the most prominent personalities on such date.
Each decade has a basic colour and each can assumes its own tonality. This way, the store gains an appealing chromatic dimension, which is combined with its own soundtrack (specially created for the store by artist Carlos Alberto Moniz), a lot of light and make-up de rigueur for the entire team. The final outcome is a true “circus” of cans because Sardines, for Comur, are the greatest show in the World.