Recommended Shops - no sponsoring involved.

This page has no lucrative purpose, I simply mention some shops that evolve around the snail trade, under whatever form - and that I found consider as uncommon.  Instead of awarding them a "Golden Ampoule" award, I offer them these comments, to the benefit of websurfers first of all.

Name Adress Particularity Comment
CORREIA & SERPA, best known as "Chique das Avenidas"

Rua Actor Taborda, 3

1000 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel.: +351 21 354 42 19

All types of cages and aquaria, accessories and all types of food for pets. My beginings in the aquarium hobby, at this shop you can find numerous species of tropical fishes, the quality is assured and Mister Armando, co-founder of this more than 30 years old shop is really kind, besides being litterate in pet matters. his smile and attention will surely convince you to go to the shop repeatedly.  To my knowledge, the only shop in Lisbon where Ampullariidae can be found, (golden variety) ... I bought my first ones there.
AU FIL DE L'EAU Rue Vanderkindere, 250

1180 Bruxelles - Belgique

Tel. Nat.: 02/347 37 31

Tel. Int.: +32 2 347 37 31

A shop I recommend for the knowledge and dedication of the owners. Several rare species can be found or obtained there, but regular and unexpensive one are not considered as less important.  Good advice and spirit.
GLORIAMARIS Comercialização de Conchas, LDA

Shopping Center Amoreiras - Magasin 2040 - 1070-103 Lisbonne - Portugal

Tel.: +351 21 383 18 43

Centro Colombo - Magasin 2066 - 1500-392 Lisbonne - Portugal

Tel.: +351 21 711 20 00

Collectible and decorative shells and minerals; semi-precious stones; corals and pearls; jewels; native African and Chinese art.


I spent some holidays in Lisbon and found this shop, ... marvelled by the beauties presented (among others Ampullariidae shels !!!) I entered and talked a little to the sympathetic and litterate  ladies behind the counter.  A Must see, the prices are acceptable and one or two shells will surely decorate your housing, reminding of the excellent holidays you have spent in Portugal.