Naná breathes life into a lost art. He builds miniature boats since childhood, having learned his craft from his father. He used to run a prosperous business, particularly when the Port wine cellars commissioned him small “rabelo” boats for international roadshows. These days, his workshop is visited daily by scores of tourists, but Naná only gets to sell a few of his miniature boats. Well, they’re only miniature if you compare them to the ones on the river; some of his boats are a meter long and can cost as much as 300€. These days, this is more of a hobby to him, and his workshop has become a museum of sorts.
Muro dos Bacalhoeiros, 130/131