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Castelbel Porto

Since 1999.

Aquiles Barros, Chemistry professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, accepted the challenge presented to him by the American company Lafco NY, to produce luxury scented soaps; and that was how, in 1999, Castelbel was born, initially with a team of only six employees, but that in less than 20 years grew to include over two hundred.

During our visit to the flagship store on Ferreira Borges Street, we were told that the brand was supposed to be called "Eurosoap", but that the idea was lost when they decided to combine two very special elements to form the word that would identify the brand: Castêlo da Maia – the village where the company is located – and the Portuguese word for "beauty" (“beleza”), which is present in everything that Castelbel creates.

The store in Palácio das Artes is a representation of everything that is created in the brand’s factory. Here you’ll find special collections, classic and new products – for those who love perfumed elements (candles, diffusers, soaps, creams...) this is a world you can get lost in.

It should be pointed out that, in Palácio das Artes, Castelbel is so much more than just a shop. In addition to the friendly service we encounter in any one of the brand’s stores, the beauty of the products and the space’s excellent organization, at Palácio das Artes there are special moments to be experienced and observed.

On the ground floor, there are two employees wrapping Castelbel products and the love that is placed in each package is beyond obvious. On the top floor, there is an entire world to explore – displays with dozens and dozens of soaps that have been exported in different eras, molds from the past and an exceptional room where soaps are customized according to the customer’s wishes – both the label and the soap itself – with the help of a machine that engraves the desired design.

Cool Tip: If you’re looking for a special gift, for someone important or for a unique event, Castelbel has exceptional options.


Every day: from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.