ABOUT BORDALLO SARDINES
The Bordallo Pinheiro sardine collection is the result of a collaboration between the Bordallo factory in Caldas da Rainha, EGEAC (Lisbon’s municipal Cultural and Entertainment entity) and Lisbon’s City Council.
Each sardine is designed by renowned Portuguese and international figures from various creative backgrounds and each design tells its own story. Colourful, cheerful & irresistibly collectable. Hang them on a wall to create an eye-catching feature. A small hole at the back makes for easy mounting.
Explore some of our favourite designs below.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
With these new designs fresh off the boat, there's never been a better time to start your own sardine collection, or to expand your existing one! Check out our website to view the full range.
THE ORIGINAL SARDINE
The one that inspired all others. Designed by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, this iconic sardine is still produced today using original century-old moulds and is entirely hand-painted.
Let these local sardines take you on a traditional sightseeing tour around Lisbon
1. SARDINE TAGUS – Sofia Fischer
Overlooking the Tagus River, this sardine has the best view of Lisbon.
2. SARDINE WINDOW OF ALFAMA – Ana Sofia Gonçalves
A window of Alfama is full of life. This sardine conveys the festive spirit of a typical Lisbon quarter.
3. SARDINE ELECTRIC 28 – Ana Sofia Gonçalves
This sardine wanted to travel one of the most scenic routes of Lisbon.
4. SARDINE UNAS SOUTH BANK – Rui Unas
This sardine depicts the famous Christ the King statue located on the South Bank across the river from Lisbon.
AN ODE TO SUMMER
Are you missing the summer sunshine? Celebrate summer with these magnificent sardines.
1. SARDINE I LOVE SUMMER – Sandra Sofia Santos
A tribute to the beautiful Portuguese coast that allows for such good sunbathing.
2. SARDINE SWIMMER – Cláudia Abrantes
A voluptuous swimmer dives in for refreshing moments. This sardine conveys the warmth and fun of the summer season.
3. SARDINE UNDER THE SUN – Tomás Dos Reis
Can a sardine surf? It knows how to catch the perfect wave and loves to sunbathe!
SARDINES AT THE TABLE
These sardines have quite the appetite, and they sure know how to satisfy it!
1. SARDINE LISBON AT THE TABLE – Antony Simões
Gastronomy is a central element of Lisbon's festivals, both at the table and in the narrow streets.
2. SARDINE CODFISH – Ana Sofia Gonçalves
One of the most typical dishes in Portuguese cuisine. A traditional recipe, accompanied by a suitable red wine, of course.
3. SARDINE RED WINE – Ana Sofia Gonçalves
Originating from the best grape varieties, the Red Wine sardine goes well with any dish in Portuguese cuisine.
4. SARDINE CALDO VERDE – Sara Infante
An ever present delicacy, the green broth Caldo Verde! Hot, delicious and enriched with generous slices of chorizo.
A CELEBRATION OF PORTUGUESE CULTURE
Let's celebrate Portuguese culture with these traditional sardines
1. SARDINE ESPICHEL'S COUNT – Isabel Colher
An 18th century bigwig of Lisbon nobility, this sardine has exquisite taste.
2. SARDINE NOSSA SRA DE FÁTIMA – Patrícia Pereira
A tribute to the Sanctuary of Fatima, which annually welcomes pilgrims from all over the world. A holy sardine indeed!
3. SARDINE TENÓRIO – Paulo Galindro
A true prodigy of the Portuguese guitar and traditional Fado music. The Tenório sardine oozes charisma.
4. SARDINE DOILY – David Mares
A sardine wrapped in lace. Chrocheting doilies is a craft that nearly every Portuguese girl learns at her mother’s side.
Take a trip from the comfort of your own home with these globetrotting sardines
1. SARDINE ADAMASTOR – Alberto Faria
A sardine from the Cape! The Adamastor personifies the Cape of Good Hope, symbolising the treacherous seas that the Portuguese explorers faced.
2. SARDINE MADEIRA – João Vaz de Carvalho
This sardine is dressed in the colourful traditional female dress of the Island of Madeira.
3. SARDINE AZORES – João Vaz de Carvalho
This sardine wanted to be Azorean. And what better way than disguising itself as a whale, inherently connected with the culture of the Azores Archipelago.
4. SARDINE NEW YORK – Craig Wheatley
Inspired by New York graffiti, liberty, urban life of the big apple, broadway, baseball, Wall St. and the dollar. This sardine is a real New Yorker!
WHICH ONE WILL YOU CHOOSE?