Casa de Chá da Boa Nova was one of the first projects from the Pritzker winner Álvaro Siza Vieira. Open since 1963 was used as tea house until 2012 when it was abandoned. Built on the cliffs in Matosinhos shore, only a few meters away from the Atlantic, was reopened in 2014 as a Restaurant, awarded with a Michelin Star.
The diversity of materials is remarkable. Masonry walls, exposed concrete, copper and a lot of Afizelia wood, on the walls, ceilings, floor and stairs. This gives you immediate comfort inside this listed building. Remarkable are also the windows cleverly placed to frame the amazing view of the ocean and the skyline.
A brilliant project by Siza that was working with the master Fernando Tavora back then. No wonder why this masterpiece is listed as National Monument.