Arch or Door of Sant'Ana

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  • Monuments
  • Address: Rua de Santana, 4050-538 Porto
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Tags: World Heritage
  • The Arco (arch) or Porta (door) of Sant'Ana das Aldas, was one of the four doors of the old Porto borough, giving access to the river and to the merchant area. The Arch was of simple architecture: a bit narrow, winding and tall. However, its special nature and form gave the old street an extremely gracious, picturesque and original character. The demolition of the Arch started in June 1821. As a remembrance of the Saint from which the Arch was named after, there is only a small image placed on a small sanctuary of glazed wood. It can still be seen today hanging or carved on the wall by the stone stairs that lead from Rua de Sant'Ana to Rua da Pena Ventosa.
  • GPS: 41.142564182586, -8.6130452156067
  • Bus: STCP - 1M, STCP - 500, STCP - 900, STCP - 901, STCP - 906, STCP - ZH, STCP - ZM, STCP - ZR, STCP - 10M
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles

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