Portimão: Past and Present of the fish canning industry

Relive the golden moments of the canning industry and savour the renaissance that has been taking place in recent years in Portimão.



The Past: Visit the Museu de Portimão, a converted 19th/20th century sardine and mackerel canning factory with its superb interactive recreation of the production lines and the daily working life in the sardine cannery during its heyday. The Present: taste the best canned and salted fish produced in Portimão directly at the factory and in local tabernas, paired with locally sourced wines.


Portimão Museum

Portimão Museum

The memory of the canning industry and the deep historical relationship with the River Arade and the Atlantic Ocean are the central themes of this first stop.

A visit to a modern Canning Factory

A visit to a modern Canning Factory

We tour the entire production area, where each process is explained in detail, always interacting with employees!

A Delicious Tasting

A Delicious Tasting

Divine petiscos in flavor and presentation, accompanied by a super attentive service where friendliness is always the main course





The Tour starts at 10:00 am and has a total duration of ~ 5 hours. In case of private groups we can adapt the time of the tour according to your preferences, but always in the time frame of 9 am to 5 pm.

The closest free parking area is just behind the Museum, in front of the Harbor.

The tasting and bites are mainly fish-based. In case you don't eat fish but want anyway to discover the fascinating word of Fish Canning, we can create a tailor-made experience just for you. Please get in touch in advance to get a personalized quote at info@algarvefoodexperience.com

It is. Both the Museum and the Factory are accessible on a weelchair. The Tasting at the restaurant can take place outside on the terrace.

Of course! The guided visit of the Museum and Fish Canning Factory are very interesting and funny for any age.

Portimão: Past and Present of the fish canning industry

Portugal· 5 hours