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Centro Histórico do Porto

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Porto
4050, Porto

Porto

The Ribeira is most likely the most tourist city of Porto. And there are many reasons that give it that status: the proximity of the River, the views of the bridges and boats Rabelo and the possibility to visit the port wine cellars, on the other side of the Bank, in Vila Nova de Gaia. For all this and for his patrimonial relevance, in December 1996, the historic centre of Porto has been classified by UNESCO as Cultural heritage of humanity.

Ponte da Arrábida

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4150, Porto

Porto

Planned by Edgar Cardoso and opened in 1963 (although the Works began in 1957), the Arrábida Bridge was one of the more advanced architectonic works of its time. The 270 metres concrete span was, for some years, a world record on this kind of bridges. The arch spire has 52 meters and the roadway rises to 70 meters height. It is said that, at the opening, many photographers and journalists from abroad came to witness an expected tragedy, because it was common sense that the “large” configuration of the bridge would not stand the weight of the vehicles. Today, it …

Ponte de Dona Maria Pia

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4300, Porto

Porto

The D. Maria Pia Bridge, built little above the D. Luís I Bridge, allowed the railway connection between the two Douro sides. Its construction, planned by Eiffel, began in January, 1876. It was built with great precaution because its only roadway is hanging at about 61 metres above the river’s water level. In all the construction were used about 1600 tons of iron, which didn’t even scratch its lines’ harmony and elegance. The works were concluded on November, 4th, 1877 and nowadays, although it is closed, we can still admire its beauty and usefulness.

Ponte do Infante

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4000, Porto

Porto

A Ponte do Infante D. Henrique liga o Porto a Vila Nova de Gaia, tendo sido inaugurada em 2003. O projeto é de Adão da Fonseca e Francisco Milanes Mato. Foi batizada em honra do Infante D. Henrique, nascido no Porto.

Ponte do Freixo

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4306, Porto

Porto

A Ponte do Freixo é a que se encontra mais a montante do rio Douro, entre as várias que unem o Porto a Vila Nova de Gaia. Este projeto da autoria de António Reis foi construído com o objetivo de minimizar os congestionamentos ao trânsito automóvel vividos nas Pontes da Arrábida e de Dom Luís.

Ponte de São João

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4300, Porto

Porto

This bridge was planned by the engineer Edgar Cardoso, known as one of the biggest civil engineering’s genius. This railway bridge was built between 1984 and 1991. The central span is 250 m length, a world record to railway bridges.

Ponte de Dom Luís

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Sobre o Rio Douro
4050, Porto

Porto

The Dom Luís Bridge has two metallic roadways, which were meant to connect the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. It has 395 meters length and 8 meters width, consisting on 5, 5 metres of road and 1, 25 meters of walkways. The architect Teófilo Seyrig was in charge of the project. This construction was one of the greatest works carried out by the King Luís I.

Sinagoga Kadoorie Mekor Haim

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Rua Guerra Junqueiro, 340
4150-389, Porto

Porto

Synagogue of composite rectangular plant, with pure forms, volumes and plastered large spaces, large openings, domed and flat cover. Belongs to the Israeli community and preserves a rich history. This synagogue is the largest of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in Europe. The visits are made only by appointment, from Sunday to Friday.

Edifício do Instituto do Vinho do Porto

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Rua Ferreira Borges, 27
4050-252, Porto

Porto

Built to be the Banco Comercial do Porto, in 1843, it was sold in 1935 and became the headquarters of the Instituto do Vinho do Porto, manager and supervisor institution of the port wine. The magnificent skylight at the library room stands out.

Edifício do Teatro Nacional de São João

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Praça da Batalha
4000-102, Porto

Porto

The São João Theatre was open in 1798, at the present Praça da Batalha. This theatre, which became the binding meeting point to the romantic generation, was destroyed by a fire in April, 1908. Nowadays, the Companhia Nacional do Teatro São João, totally rebuilt by Marques da Silva, is one of the main buildings in the city and stage for the most important cultural shows of the city.

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