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Felgueiras: A POSITIVE DESTINATION!

Entrepreneurship, art, ingenuity, innovation and work!

Felgueiras is located in the Tâmega e Sousa subregion, which is comprised of 11 municipalities. With an area of 1.831 Km2 (706.95 mi2), this subregion occupies 8.6% of the Northern Region of Portugal. It has a population of 431,000 inhabitants. 58,000 reside in Felgueiras, whose population is among the youngest in Portugal and Europe.
The municipality of Felgueiras is experiencing a rapid growth, distinguishing itself for its talent, unique vocation and entrepreneurship. The product of its population’s labour translates into more than 50% of all national footwear export, approximately one third of national production of Vinho Verde (young sparkling wine) and most of the kiwi national export.
Felgueiras also displays expressive economy Dynamics regarding confectionery, handcraft and local trade in general.

In Felgueiras, you will...
SEE the most advanced entrepreneurship in the areas of footwear and agriculture and admire the works of art created by the magic hands of our embroiders, side by side with other traditions and crafts.

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Atlanta

Specialists in the development and production of soles for the footwear industry, Atlanta has its own facilities, with a covered area of 8.000 m2 and a production capability of 2.000 soles/day. It stands out for its intrepidity, originality and design of its own collections, its wide range of sole models, its technical complexity and its quality.

 

 

Field of activity: footwear components
Own brands: AtlantaSteps; Postural
Visits: From Monday to Friday
Closed from 15 to 30 August; Christmas holidays
Pre-Booking: 5 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 6; maximum 12
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: No
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:

41°21'15.6"N, 8°09'28.9"W
Marco de Simães
4615-909 LIXA
+351 255 490 350
inovacao@atlantasteps.com
www.atlantasteps.com

Casa do Risco

Casa do Risco de Felgueiras is committed to promoting, producing and restoring the Terra de Sousa embroidery. Furthermore, it aims to protect value the embroiderers, contributing to the consolidation of handicraft as a factor of entrepreneurship and an economic booster for the region..
Here, you will be able to find magnificent pieces made of linen, brought to life by the magic hands of our embroiderers.


 

Field of activity: handicraft
Own brands: Bordado da Terra de Sousa
Visits: Monday to Saturday
Pre-booking: 3 days
Number of visitors: Maximum 25
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41º18'57''N, 8º11'41''W
Avenida da Liberdade nº 1285
Airães - Felgueiras
+351 255 488 812
casadorisco@casadorisco.pt
www.cm-felgueiras.pt/pt/casa-do-risco

Criações Virgínia

“CRIAÇÕES VIRGÍNIA” came to be in 2003 as a result of its managing partner’s experience, Virgínia Correia, in the art of embroidery. Since then, we have invested in machinery and equipment capable of producing high quality at low cost. We work with national and international markets. We are a small organization whose motto is “QUALITY AND HONESTY”.

 

 

Field of activity: Home textiles, embroidery
Own brands: Criações Virgínia
Visits: Monday to Friday;
Closed from 15 to 30 August
Pre-booking: 7 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 4; maximum 10
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°20'40.1"N, 8°09'35.1"W
Rua Marco de Simães,431
4615-380 Lixa
+351 255 491 228
virginiacorreia@msn.com

Cunha & Freitas

Cunha e Freitas, Lda., which has been in the market of footwear since 1973, displays a strategy of being able to respond to a market in constant change and keeping up with the development of technologies, basing its actions on principles of flexibility and loyalty that allows to grant a stable development, well consolidated within the footwear market.

 

 

Field of activity: footwear
Own brands: B2B1; Broker´s
Visits: From Tuesday to Thursday
Pre-Booking: 15 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 5; maximum 10
Minimum age: 15
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese
Direct-to-consumer shop: No
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°21'31.9"N, 8°12'49.1"W
Rua de Padroso
4610-267 Felgueiras
+351 255 312 038
geral@cfreitas.pt
www.cunhaefreitas.com

Fábrica de Pão de Ló de Margaride

Pão de Ló de Margaride is a delicious confectionery that dates back about 300 years, having been served on the table of the Portuguese Royal Family since the 19th Century. The recipe remains unchanged.
The Factory and Museum of Pão de Ló de Margaride (Fábrica e Casa Museu do Pão de Ló de Margaride) will certainly be an interesting place to visit. Here, you will be able to watch its making process and take part in it. Even better, you can taste and bring home this beloved sweet!

 

 

Field of activity: pastry
Own brands: Pão de Ló de Margaride - Leonor Rosa da Silva
Visits: Monday to Friday;
Pre-booking: 2 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 2; maximum 50
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: No
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°21'57.1"N, 8°11'53.9"W
Praça da República, 304
4610-116 Felgueiras
+351 255 312 121
geral@paodelodemargaride.com
www.paodelodemargaride.com

Felmini

With values such as passion, integrity and respect, we create unique, fascinating and cosmopolitan shoes. We work as a team with young designers, creative visionaries who absorb all the information and translate it into products that are distinctive, innovative and bursting with life and joy in a world full of colours!
This is Felmini©. This is joy, a state of mind, an attitude that strives for the happiness of women with a youthful heart.

 

 

Field of activity: footwear
Own brands: Felmini
Visits: From Monday to Friday
Pre-Booking: 8 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 4; maximum 10
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes. Mention in pre-booking
Languages: Portuguese
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°22'32.2"N, 8°11'19.4"W
Rua Fonseca Moreira, 525
4610-311 Felgueiras
+351 255 310 280
administrativos@felmini.com.pt
www.felmini.com.pt

Hearts

HEARTS is an enterprise devoted to crafting the artisanal Terra do Sousa embroidery.
The impressive richness of HEARTS' textile pieces comes from the unique craftsmanship of the Vale do Sousa embroiderers' delicate hands. Vale do Sousa lies deep within the Route of the Romanesque, in the north of Portugal.

 

Field of activity: handicraft
Own brands: HEARTS - Hand Embroidery Arts®; CASTELUX®; The Child Artist®
Visits: From Monday to Saturday
Pre-Booking: 3 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 1; maximum 20
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese, French and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°19'42.7"N, 8°09'02.5"W
Edifício El Rei D. João
Avenida Dr. Machado de Matos
4615-655 Lixa
Tel: +351 916 751 488
info@hearts.pt
www.hearts.pt
www.thechildartist.com
www.castelux.com

Jefar

JEFAR is dedicated to the production of footwear, holding the PRATIK and IMAGINI brands. Innovation, new technologies, fashion design, strict quality control and a constant endeavour for specifics benefits for the wellbeing of the feet of the consumers are the strengths of the brand’s recognition, as well as the reason for the loyalty of the demanding consumers of footwear.

 

 

Field of activity: footwear
Own brands: Pratik; Imagini
Visits: Wednesday
Pre-booking: 7 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 15; maximum 20
Minimum age: 12
Accessibility for the disabled: No
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-Consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°22'11.9"N , 8°16'23.5"W
Rua do Outeiro, 63
4815-621 Regilde
+351 253 580 100
pratik@jefar.pt
www.pratikshoes.com

Leira Calçados

Leira has been producing footwear for the last 30 years. Born in the beginning of the 1980’s, this enterprise has evolved, being today a stable and healthy SME, based on firm foundations for the future. 

 

 

 

Field of activity: footwear
Own brands: Play Motives; Walking to Fly
Visits: Monday to Friday
Pre-booking: 8 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 5; maximum 20
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°22'26.6"N, 8°14'09.3"W
Rua da Leira, 494
4610-423 Felgueiras
+351 255 923 480
geral@leira.pt
www.leira.pt

Nobrand

Founded in 1988, Nobrand has become famous for its timeless effort in seeking to redefine technologies since the very first day, thus helping to create a turning point in the traditional Portuguese style of footwear manufacturing, a concept that has been increasingly adopted worldwide. Having the ability to be constantly reinventing the classics is one of our most important qualities.

 

 

Field of activity: footwear
Own brands: Nobrand; No Studio
Visits: Monday to Friday
Closed from 15 to 30 August and from 15 to 31 December
Pre-booking: 2 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 5; maximum 50
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°19'42.8"N, 8°13'17.6"W
Zona Industrial Longra
4650-328 Longra
+351 255 340 400
info@nobrand.pt
www.nobrand.pt

Quinta da Lixa

Looking at the Quinta da Lixa is to understand the outcome of a passion that the Meireles family has always nurtured. Surrender to unique flavours. Discover Quinta da Lixa's exclusive nectars. With a stunning view over one of the vineyards of Quinta da Lixa, this tasting room designed by the architect Fernando Coelho, presents a very peculiar design and great functionality, offering the best conditions for holding a wine tasting.

 

 

Field of activity: viticulture, hospitality and restoration
Own brands: Monverde - Wine Experience Hotel; Quinta da Lixa
Visits: Monday to Friday
Pre-booking: 1 days
Number of visitors: N/A
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°19'37.8"N, 8°09'03.0"W
Monte, Vila Cova da Lixa
4615 - 658 Lixa
+351 255 490 590
geral@monverde.pt
www.monverde.pt.

Quinta da Palmirinha

Quinta da Palmirinha, with only three hectares, is located in Borba de Godim, near the entrance to the city of Lixa. However, it has an astounding view of the Marão and Alvão Mountains. It is well-known for its vines and its apple and grape juice, as well as its wine; its produce has been certified by DEMETER, the most important worldwide certifier of Biodynamic Agriculture. 

 

 

Field of activity: biodynamic viticulture
Own brands: Quinta da Palmirinha; Sumbi
Visits: every day
Pre-booking: 3 days
Number of visitors: Maximum 20
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: No
Languages: Portuguese, French and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°19'02.1"N, 8°08'05.2"W
Travessa de Bouça-Chã, 86
4615-307 Borba De Godim
+351 962 785 717
sumbi@sapo.pt

Quinta de Maderne

Quinta de Maderne opens its doors to welcome you, offering you unique conditions so you can enjoy nature with maximum comfort. It has a swimming pool, a jogging path in a wonderful forest, a wine bar where you can taste its wines, and much more… In its shop, you will also be able to buy the vinho verde, honey and the vegetables of the season produced by this farm. Discover the secrets of a wine unparalleled in all the world.

 

 

Field of activity: agriculture
Own brands: Quinta De Maderne
Visits: Monday to Saturday
Pre-booking: 8 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 5; maximum 30
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°20'39.1"N, 8°11'42.4"W
Quinta de Maderne
4610-815 Maderne
+351 919 888 343
geral@quintademaderne.com
www.quintademaderne.com

Rosa Sousa

Enterprise with in-house manufacturing since 1974, aimed to combine flavour and knowledge through the reinvention of traditional recipes and the creation of unique products.
Flagship products: famous Margaride sponge cake (Pão-de-Ló de Margaride, Cavaquinhas de Margaride, Cavaquinhas da Serra - exclusive product, pudim Abade de Priscos and Doce do Foral.
The Rosa Sousa company obtained, in 2015, an Honourable Mention in the “Tâmega Sousa Empreendedor” award for Category 2 – New Innovative Enterprise.
Shop with exclusive representation of sparkly wines from Quinta de Maderne.

 

Field of activity: pastry
Own brands: Rosa Sousa
Visits: Monday to Friday
Pre-booking: 3 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 2; maximum 12
Minimum age: 10
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese, French, German and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°21'54.6"N, 8°11'57.9"W
Praceta do Foral nº84
4610-124 Felgueiras
Tel: +351 961 403 574
ze.mario.s@hotmail.com

Terras de Felgueiras - Caves Felgueiras

The Agricultural Cooperative of Felgueiras (Cooperativa Agrícola de Felgueiras) was founded in 1957. This institution is based on three main pillars: wine, fruit (kiwi) and the sale of factors of production either for its members or to the public in general. 

Recently, it became the first institution of its kind to be acknowledged by the Portuguese Standard (Norma Portuguesa) in Social Responsibility.

 

 

Field of activity: agriculture
Own brands: Terras de Felgueiras
Visits: Monday to Friday
Pre-booking: 2 days
Number of visitors: Minimum 2; maximum 50
Minimum age: N/A
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Languages: Portuguese and English
Direct-to-consumer shop: Yes
Showroom: Yes

Contacts:
41°21'27.3"N, 8°12'18.7"W
Rua Tenente Coronel António
Emídio Moreira Peixoto, 1258
4610-213 Felgueiras
+351 255 312 666
geral@coopfelgueiras.pt
www.coopfelgueiras.pt