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“Bigorna” means anvil. But this story is not about a blacksmith, but about a barber in Porto. It’s the story of three guys who created a barber’s shop with the flair of the old Porto, a place where time stands still. Where the noise of everyday life falls silent for the duration of an artisan haircut.
That’s why Bigorna customers come here for more than a haircut. They come for an hour of slow time. For the life style. For best, traditional craftsmanship in a contemporary, stylish surrounding.
A visit to the Bigorna is like traveling back in time. It starts the moment you enter the shop that could come straight out of the Brooklyn of a Mafia movie. Or from the Porto of the past century. Solid barber chairs with lots of stainless steel, wood paneling and bare concrete, brick and retro posters create a stylish, hard-boiled ambience.
If all seats are taken, the experience begins with an espresso coffee at the bar. The very best craftsmanship trickles into the cups here, because it’s the Astrolab by Fiamma that extracts the coffee in the Bigorna.
Therefore, the time journey through time begins with your favorite drink even before one of the barbers puts your cape on and folds the paper cuff around your collar. Just as their grandfathers would have done, the barbers work with barber knives or scissors, with attention to detail and passion for every cut, every shave, every fade.
Relax, enjoy in silence or chill out together at the bar – the Bigorna is a temple of well-being. Moreover, the barber’s shop is turning into a popular meeting place for a perfect espresso. Or at the weekend in the location for a nice party.
Bigorna Parlour is definitely a special place! Make sure to visit when you’re in Porto next time, and check out our short portrait of the place by clicking on the movie!