Rua do Castanheiro

Rua do Castanheiro is bounded by Rua das Mercês and Rua São Pedro, to the north, and by Rua Câmara Pestana and Praça do Município, to the south.

The origin of its name comes from a huge chestnut tree that existed at the northern end of the street, there is no reference to the reason or date of its cutting.

This small street presents us with the Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, a four-star unit, which results from the restoration and joining of several buildings with three centuries of history, with an innovative design, in a unique atmosphere.

A little above the Hotel, you can visit a space classified as “Loja com História” (Store with History), the Loja de Ferragens António Faustino de Abreu. This space has become a relevant landmark of urban commercial life, in a noble area of the city, where this commerce is no longer very common.

On the opposite side of the street, we have one of the entrances to the Colégio dos Jesuítas (Jesuit College), a 19th-century building classified as a Property of Regional Value. The main entrance to this building is from Rua dos Ferreiros, no. 105, (on the right-hand side of the Colégio Church).