|Venue name:||Cork & Co|
Rua das Salgadeira, 10
|Opening hours:||11am-10pm Mon-Wed; 11am-midnight Thur-Sat|
|Transport:||Metro Baixa-Chiado. Tram 28|
One of several companies that are doing sterling work finding amazing uses for one of Portugal's most important products. Here you'll find everything from handbags to lampshades and even umbrellas made out of cork. If you don't know how the raw material is harvested and processed, do ask - it's fascinating. Note that, like many stores in this area, Cork & Co keeps late opening hours, staying open until midnight at the weekends.