Confeitaria Nacional has kept the authenticity of traditional Portuguese pastry alive since 1829.
At the entrance of this door of tradition, the irresistible aroma of national pastry envelops us. Here, it is impossible to be indifferent to the colorful cake window display and, of course, the appetizing pastel de nata, the pastry shop’s most famous sweet: warm inside and crispy on the outside. This little gem of Portuguese sweets is a real treat for the thousands of tourists and lisbon-goers who come through here daily.
Here you’ll find an elegant atmosphere that has remained the same from generation to generation. Rui Viana, owner of the Confeitaria Nacional since 2002 and 6th in the family line, proudly assumes the shop’s leadership, which is quickly expanding across borders.
All the shop’s pastry is handmade on site, using traditional recipes, some of which date back to 1829, and which are secured under lock and key. Many of these recipes came from the hands of the Confeitaria Nacional’s second owner, Baltazar Castanheiro Jr., a man who was passionate about the different flavors that he discovered on his many trips. From France he brought the king’s cake recipe (fruit cake), one of the Portuguese pastry icons for the holiday season.
This is a space filled with history and tradition, whose mysticism and royalty is undeniable. The Confeitaria Nacional has always been what it is: original and authentic.
Mon - Thu: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm | Fri - Sat: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm | Sun: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm | Closed: 25 Dez e 1 Jan