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Alfândega Nova do Porto
Alfândega Nova do Porto
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Address: Rua Nova da Alfândega- Edifício da Alfândega, 4050-430 Porto
A neoclassical building, built in the 19th century, according to a project carried out by the engineer Jean F. G. Colson. It has two facades, one facing the Douro river and one facing the city. Note the structural solutions that resorted to the use of iron in conjunction with other materials - stone, brick or wood - depending on the functionality of the different spaces. In 1987, it was decided to house the future Museum of Transport and Communications, in the building belonging to the Association with the same name. For this, restoration and adaptation works were carried out, according to the project by the architect Eduardo Souto Moura. The Association for the Transport and Communications Museum (Associação para o Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações-A.M.T.C) also manages a Congress Centre, spread across various areas in the Building of Alfândega Nova do Porto.
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Clérigos Tower
Clérigos Tower
Monuments
Address: Rua de S. Filipe de Nery , 4050-546 Porto
Discount cards: Porto Card
This baroque work by Nicolau Nasoni was built in the first half of the eighteenth century. The Clérigos Tower is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Porto. The panoramic view over the city and the river Douro which can be seen from the top of the tower makes the 240 step climb worth the effort. Capitalising on the recent work to renovate and reconvert one of the most significant buildings in the city of Porto, based on a project which rapidly resolved the restrictions on accessing the complex, a multi-sensory facility has been created which simulates the experience of climbing up the Torre dos Clérigos, which is accessible and available to all visitors. In the building of the Torre dos Clérigos, you'll find a part of the Brotherhood's holdings and the Christus Collection, taking you back to a time and space where art and religion complemented each other.
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Lello Bookshop
Lello Bookshop
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Address: Rua das Carmelitas, 144, 4050-161 Porto
The building where the library is now located was inaugurated in 1906. Special mention goes to its beautiful Art Nouveau façade with neo-Gothic details. On the inside, the library is decorated in painted plaster imitating wood and presents a magnificent staircase linking it to the upper floor - one of the first reinforced concrete works in Porto. Also worthy of attention is the huge stained-glass skylight, bearing the library's monogram and motto: 'Decus in Labore'. In 2008, the English newspaper The Guardian considered this library the world's third most beautiful, as did the Lonely Planet in its guide "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011", describing it as an 'Art Nouveau gem', and particularly mentioning its 'neo-Gothic shelves' and the 'lolloping red staircase'.
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Santo António Hospital (Centro Hospitalar do Porto)
Santo António Hospital (Centro Hospitalar do Porto)
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Address: Largo do Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto
The hospital was built between 1770 and 1825 by the Public Works Board, in neo-Palladian English style, or 'Port Wine Architecture', following a plan by the English architect John Carr. Forming a large quadrangle around a yard, its simplicity and the clarity of its content confer the building an austere and sober aspect. Included in the Urban Wine Route.
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Stock Exchange Palace
Stock Exchange Palace
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Address: Rua de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto
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A National Monument, the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is the property and headquarters of the Commercial Association of Porto. It was designed by Joaquim da Costa Lima in a neoclassical style in 1842. Situated in the historical centre, it is one of the most visited monuments with the famous Arabian Room being its major highlight. A Cultural and Conference Centre, the Stock Exchange Palace is a venue with unique conditions for hosting events and excellent initiatives. Included in the Urban Wine Route. Accessible for people with reduced mobility through a side entrance.
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Church of Carmelitas
Church of Carmelitas
Religious venues
Address: Rua do Carmo, 4050-164 Porto
Seventeenth century church whose classical façade dates from the 1850s. The project has been attributed to the architect/painter Nicolau Nasoni. The altarpiece, of Porto rococo style, was considered to be a stylistically revolutionary piece. Building designated national monument.
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Church of Corpo Santo de Massarelos
Church of Corpo Santo de Massarelos
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Address: Largo do Adro , 4050-016 Porto
Construction began in 1776 and it has a niche with the patron saint, São Pedro Gonzalez Telmo, also known simply as São Telmo. The rear façade, facing the river, bears the Cross of Christ and a tile panel, symbolic of the Age of Discovery, featuring Prince Henry.
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Church of Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Church of Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
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Address: Rua do Carmo, 4050-164 Porto
Church built in the second half of the eighteenth century. Due to its architecture and interior carvings, it is considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings of Porto rococo. In 1912, its lateral façade was covered with tiles. The drawings on those tiles were designed by Silvestre Silvestri. They are figurative compositions alluding to the cult of Nossa Senhora (Our Lady). Building designated national monument.
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Church of S. João Baptista da Foz do Douro
Church of S. João Baptista da Foz do Douro
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Address: Largo da Igreja, 4150-400 Porto
This Baroque church has a remarkable altarpiece which is considered one of the finest D.João V style altarpieces in Porto as well as eight baroque carved side altars. The niche in the façade displays the image of São João .
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Church of S. Nicolau
Church of S. Nicolau
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Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 93, 4050-297 Porto
This building is hugely representative of Porto's religious architecture of the late seventeenth century. It is also part of a mannerist tendency although some Baroque influence can be seen. The nave comprises the notable St Eligius retable, which shows the beautiful image of Santo Elói (St Eligius), Patron of metalworkers.
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