Casa de Papel

Built: 1912

Abandoned: 1992

Visited: 2018

Góis, Coimbra, Portugal

The Paper Factory of Góis was founded in 1821 by brothers José Joaquim de Paula and Manuel Joaquim de Paula. It was the only industry in the municipal at that time. At the start the production was small, mainly because there was not enough water to power the water-operated machines.

A new factory was founded and built on this site in 1912. It was built by Francisco Inácio Dias Nogueira, a politician and entrepreneur.

The factory ‘Casa de Papel’ was very important for the technological development in the region, since it was necessary to build the Monte Redondo Hydroelectric Plant, which allowed Góis to own public electricity even before the district capital Coimbra.

During the summer of 1971 a new hall and production line was built on the other side of the river, providing 40 new jobs. Making the number of employees 270.

The paper company was bought in 1992 by the Companhia Papel Porto Cavaleiros. The new group closed down the Góis plant, leaving a empty and abandoned industrial complex.

Photos Casa de Papel

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