Casa da Ribeira is located by the river side facing river Pavia, in a spot where in the past there used to be leisure boats heading to gracious baroque temple Nª. Sr.ª da Conceição, on the other side of the river, not far from Cava de Viriato. Casa da Ribeira is the multi-purposed headquarters of the Foundation for the Protection of Handicraft.

Casa da Ribeira is also a centre of handicraft gathering, investigation, exhibition and selling of surrounding Viseu region.