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Douro Quay Beacon
Douro Quay Beacon
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Address: Avenida D. Carlos I, Praia das Pastoras, 4150 Porto
The quay, designed by Engineer Fernando Silveira Ramos, was awarded the Civil Engineering Secil Award 2009. This structure was built on the northern bank of the River Douro's mouth to resist the direct action of the storm waves and big floods cu ...
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Clérigos Tower
Clérigos Tower
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Agramonte  Cemetery
Agramonte Cemetery
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Address: Rua de Agramonte, 4150-031 Porto
Inaugurated in 1855, the Cemetery of Agramonte was reorganized in the 1870's hosting several grand buildings, namely its chapel, upon a project by Eng. Gustavo Adolfo Gonçalves e Sousa. The presbytery was later increased in 1906 under the mana ...
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Vodafone Building
Vodafone Building
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Address: Avenida da Boavista , 2949, 4100-136 Porto
Building with bold forms and lines, intended to confirm the identity and values of Vodafone itself. It was designed by the architects José António Barbosa and Pedro Guimarães. A white concrete building with a three-dimensional shape, cut by geo ...
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Edifício Transparente
Edifício Transparente
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Address: Via Castelo do Queijo, 395, 4100-429 Porto
Built within the event 'Porto 2001 - European Capital of Culture', the 'Transparent Building' opened in June 2007. His author, the Catalan architect Solà-Morales, designates it a container building, an urban-meaning space, offering light to the ...
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Fortress S. João Baptista
Fortress S. João Baptista
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Address: Esplanada do Castelo, 4150-196 Porto
The fortress was built at the end of the sixteenth century to protect the coast and the Douro entrance. Modern strongholds were added (sec. XVII) to the original structure of this fine example of military architecture and the access gate to th ...
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S. Miguel-O-Anjo Beacon-Chapel
S. Miguel-O-Anjo Beacon-Chapel
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Address: Rua do Passeio Alegre, 4150-573 Porto
This square-shaped beacon was built in 1527 by order of D. Miguel da Silva, prebendary of the Santo Tirso monastery who owned the S. João da Foz estate, being therefore one of the oldest in Europe. The inscription on the southern wall mentions ...
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Arch or Door of Sant
Arch or Door of Sant'Ana
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Address: Rua de Santana, 4050-538 Porto
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 s ...
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Beco dos Redemoinhos House
Beco dos Redemoinhos House
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Address: Rua dos Redemoinhos, 4050-305 Porto
This house of Flemish appearance, with the characteristic chimney placed at the top and in the middle of the façade, is believed to have been built in the first half of the fourteenth century. The façade, half-hidden behind the chapel of the Ca ...
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