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Perfectly packaged

Ongoing at Galeria Corte-Real in Paderne is a display featuring some of Portugal’s most iconic packages.

Created early in the 20th century by the country’s first commercial artists, they exemplify fashionable motifs and illustrations of the era.

In a few rare cases, some of these packages continue to exist including tins containing fine quality virgin olive oil and locally caught sardines and tuna.

Today, stylised packaging has mostly been abandoned in favour of glass and plastic bottles with tins generally having to be purchased by special order.

Galeria Corte-Real is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11am until 5pm. Call 912 737 762.