The Pestana Porto – Goldsmith provides unforgettable experiences in Porto. At Reception you can book a cruise on the Douro River or a visit to the Vinho do Porto wineries, buy concert tickets or plan activities and tours further afield. The laundry and room services are always available.
Being the first City Center & Historical Hotel, the Pestana Porto – Goldsmith includes a museum devoted to working gold and other metals into graceful, subtly twisted threads, resulting in elaborate works of art with different patterns.
With ancient origins, Portuguese filigree was significantly developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, with the main manufacturing centres located on the outskirts of Porto (Gondomar) and Braga. The most significant pieces, generally intended for personal use, are the Viana earrings and rings, Queen earrings, filigree hearts and Minho medallions, crosses and bead necklaces. Religious and more luxurious objects are also produced, such as reliquaries, boxes, monstrances and ornamental sculptures.
The goal of the Museum is to provide visitors with truly exclusive experiences, both through guided tours and in the production area, with workshops and filigree creation on site.
The David Rosas brand made Gondomar one of the main filigree centres in Porto and the main exporter in the mid 20th century. Nowadays, the family’s fifth generation intends to go back to its roots and elevate the art so honoured by their ancestors. A partnership with the Pestana Hotel Group led to the creation of Goldsmith, which oozes an atmosphere of discrete luxury that values this art, from the smallest detail of the decoration to the pieces exhibited in the hotel.