SOBRE EL TALLER
In 1775 Joᾶo Rocha, a rich merchant who made fortune in Brasil, founded Miragaia with his nephew Joᾶo Bento da Rocha. It was located in la rua da Esperança of the Miragaia neighbourhood on the right bank of the river.
An authentic ceramic dynasty came out of this with tax exemptions in Portugal and overseas businesses. They introduced technological advances like the molds and they would even control their competitor’s factories.
SOBRE LA FÁBRICA
In 1815 it was the most successful factory overseen by Francisco Rocha Soares.
Exported English stoneware became fashionable both in Portugal and throughout the empire, creating a great crisis which was overcome in a few years thanks to the introduction of molds and patterns inspired by English models. This revival made them lead the market again, and they opened a general earthenware store in Porto comprising several factories.
Francisco Rocha Soares´ political implication would ruin him in 1852, and the factory came out for public auction in 1857.
DISFRUTA DE ESTE TALLER EN:
Apartamento Miragaia I
A holiday apartment located on the corner of the building with windows looking out onto Rua de Entre Quintas and Rua da Restauração with large living room and kitchen. The corridor to the bedrooms has windows looking onto the street and a small writing desk.
Apartamento Miragaia II
The windows of this holiday apartment look out onto the pleasant and tranquil view of the gardens. The apartment has a spacious and attractive living room with a terrace and connects to a large kitchen with windows looking out over the Rua de Entre Quintas. The wooden flooring provides both warmth and comfort.