The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), can be seen in the many and varied monuments, from the cathedral with its Romanesque […]
São Bento Railway Station (Portuguese: Estação de São Bento) is located in the city ofPorto, in Portugal. Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its tile (azulejo) panels that depict scenes of the History of Portugal. It is located in the Almeida Garret Square, in the centre of the city. It remains in regular use as a railway station, served by […]
In the 14th and the 15th centuries, the shipyards of Porto contributed to the development of the Portuguese fleet. In 1415 Henry the Navigator, son of João I, left from Porto toconquest the Muslim port of Ceuta in northern Morocco. This expedition led to the exploratory voyages that he later sent down the coast of Africa. Portuenses are referred to […]
The rooftop view offered on the rooftop. The look extends in all directions.
Casa de Serralves is a house and museum located in Parque de Serralves in Oporto, Portugal. Owned by the Serralves Foundation, the house was built by the second Count of Vizela, Carlos Alberto Cabral and designed by the architect José Marques da Silva. It is a unique example of Streamline Moderne architecture in Portugal. Completed in 1940, Casa de Serralves welcomed presentations made by […]
We love this facade.
Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore) is a bookstore located in central Porto, Portugal. Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal. In 2011, the travel publishing company Lonely Planet classified Livraria Lello as the third best bookstore in the world. Because of its unique historical and artistic value, […]
Art Nouveau facades Bookstore Latin and Old Kings Jewellers & Sons, located at the entrance of the street from Batalha Square, right and left, respectively. Galleries Palladium, at the intersection with Rua Passos Manuel, project architect Marques da Silva, built in 1914 for Warehouses Nascimento, now houses many shops like Fnac and C & A. […]
The Ribeira of Porto along the Douro River, is one of the most typical of the city of Porto and integrating the Historic Zone, part of the World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. Today it is a place of bars and restaurants very popular, especially with tourists. Some of the strengths are the Praça […]
Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name “Portugal”, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese […]