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D. Luís Bridge
D. Luís Bridge
Bridges
Address: Avenida de Vímara Peres Porto
Planned by the engineer Teófilo Seyrig, a disciple of Eiffel, it was inaugurated in 1886 and it is composed by two overlapping iron decks. The bridge has 395 metres long and 8 metres wide, and its arch is still considered to be the world's biggest one in forged iron. Nowadays the upper deck is used by the Metro of Porto, connecting the area of Porto's Cathedral to the Garden of Morro and to the Avenida da República in Vila Nova de Gaia.
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A Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves
A Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves
Cafés
Address: Rua da Firmeza, 476, 4000-226 Porto
'A Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves' specialises in a traditional Portuguese product that has delighted young and old alike since 1862: the Pastel de Chaves. You'll find pasties to suit every taste with fillings ranging from the savoury - chicken, salted cod or vegetarian - to the sweet - egg crème and almond or chocolate. Its inventive salads, bagels and crunchy toasted sandwiches, made using traditional bread, are ideal for a simply delicious meal in the shop's modern and comfortable atmosphere. Relax with the ambient music while examining the menu. Enjoy the service at the Coffee Shop where, with its tempting hot chocolate, coffees, fresh juices and lemonades in various flavours, you can try a different beverage every day!
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EDP Foundation
EDP Foundation
Exhibition centres and Art galleries
Address: Rua Ofélia Diogo da Costa , 45, 4050-099 Porto
Opened in 2011, next to Casa da Música, the Galeria da Fundação EDP is already a point of cultural reference in the city of Porto. Created with the objective to decentralize cultural life, the Galeria da Fundação EDP has conquered new audiences with an ambitious and varied exhibitions programme, featuring Paula Rêgo, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Ângelo de Sousa, Edgar Martins, Miguel Palma, among many others. All the exhibitions present a follow-up programme of workshops, ateliers and guided tours.
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Casa da Guitarra - Sé
Casa da Guitarra - Sé
Fado Houses
Cuisine type: Non specified
Address: Av. Vímara Peres, 49, 4000-545 Porto
Discount cards: Porto Card
'Casa da Guitarra' is a musical instruments shop dedicated to stringed instruments for traditional music. 'Casa da Guitarra' organises concerts of traditional Portuguese music, particularly Fado, exhibitions, music classes and workshops. Fado at 6pm is a traditional fado show, lasting about 60 minutes, from Mondays to Saturdays.
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Bolhão Market
Bolhão Market
Markets
Address: Rua de Fernandes Tomás, 506, 4000-214 Porto
The Bolhão Market is the most famous in the city and in 2006 it was classified as a place of public interest. Dating back to 1850, with a singular structure with two floors, it is characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture. On the exterior, the market is divided into a large number of shops, facing the four surrounding roads: Fernandes Tomás, to the North, Alexandre Braga, to the East, Formosa, to the South, and Sá da Bandeira to the West. Dedicated mainly at fresh products, its sellers are divided into different specialised sections, namely: fishmongers, butchers, green grocers and florists.
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Bolhão Temporary Market
Bolhão Temporary Market
Markets
Address: Rua de Fernandes Tomás, 506/508, 4000-211 Porto
The Mercado Temporário do Bolhão (Bolhão Temporary Market) is a commercial venue, designed to the tiniest detail, to welcome traders and customers of Bolhão during the time of restoration and modernisation of the hundred-year-old market of the city of Porto.
Located 2 minutes away from the Bolhão Market and with more than 5.000 square meters, the Temporary Market has direct entry from the street, in front of the Bolhão Metro station, as well as from inside the La Vie Porto Baixa shopping centre which the escalators, lifts and the car park is directly connected.
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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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Felgueiras Quay and Beacon
Felgueiras Quay and Beacon
Monuments
Address: Avenida de Dom Carlos I, 4150-190 Porto
Neoclassical lighthouse with a hexagonal format, ten meters high, dated from 1886. It has a red balcony and lantern and a small annex building with plastered walls painted white. The name "Molhe de Felgueiras" was given because it was built facing the stone of Felgueiras, to the West. It was modernised in 1945 and automated in 1979, and was controlled from a distance from the Leça lighthouse. It underwent conservation works in the 90's. Before being deactivated in 2009, the light has a range of 9 nautical miles, issuing a red light every 5 seconds. It currently only has the sound signal.
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Lello Bookshop
Lello Bookshop
Monuments
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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Palace of Freixo
Palace of Freixo
Monuments
Address: Estrada Nacional 108, 206, 4300-316 Porto
The Palace of Freixo, built in the mid 18th century, is one of the most remarkable monuments of Portuguese civil baroque designed by the architect Nasoni. The palace has a rectangular design and there are prominent turrets on the corners which are covered by slate roofs in the shape of pyramids. The interior of the palace is extremely flush. A lot of the compartments have 'frescos' and well executed stucco ceilings, some with oriental influence. Illusory painting with allegorical themes is commonly used inside the palace and was largely painted by Nasoni himself. The garden was clearly designed according to Italian tradition, with sculptures and a magnificent view over the River. It is now a Pousada de Portugal, preserving the entire façade of its buildings which were classified as a National Monument since 1910. The Pousada consists of two separate buildings that are connected: the Palace and the Harmonia Mill, both of them prepared to house large events and meetings.
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