In Água de Pau, on the rua da Praça da República, the Mercearia Central, purchased by the Town Council, was renovated and turned into a museum while the ground floor the old grocery was maintained with the traditional taberna alongside. José Inácio Vieira Favela and Angelina da Conceição Reis, the old proprieters, made their home on the first floor.
Most of the furniture and other elements were donated by the heirs of the old owners and the bedroom furniture, made by Elias da Conceição Reis (Angelina’s father who also did the woodwork on the altar of the Nossa Senhora do Monte Chappel) is worhty of note.
In this way, the museum’s collection is distributed throughout the ground floor, in the grocery and the taberna, and, on the upper floor, in the living quarters, with its lounge, dining room and bedroom, connected by a corridor to the kitchen through which one reaches the small loft, used as a sleeping área, and the outside bathroom, next to the wood burning furnace’s chimeney. In the taberna, earthy meeting área, land and sea flavours are certainly combined, such as pork torresmos, pork steaks, the blood sausage morcela, liver steaks, crab, limpets, all washed down with Caloura’s fine wine.