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Monuments in Porto

Pelourinho da Sé do Porto

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Terreiro da Sé
4000, Porto

Porto

It looks like an ancient relic, but this is not true. This rococo style column is no more than an imitation of an old pillory placed there in 1945, as a decorative item, due to the works done in the Terreiro da Sé.

Praça da Ribeira

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Praça da Ribeira
4050, Porto

Porto

A must visit place, the Praça da Ribeira is the widest space in this historical area of the city. Decorated by the fountain of St. John and the controversial "Cube", the square is a place of very popular esplanades and bars.

Oratório da Capela de São Sebastião

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Rua de São Sebastião
4050-568, Porto

Porto

Placed at the Terreiro da Sé, the oratory was part of an ensemble from the Grilos Convent.

Homem do Leme

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Avenida de Montevideu
4100, Porto

Porto

The Homem do Leme, by Augusto Gomes, is a tribute to the boats’ pilots. It represents those brave men that, in the time of the sailing-crafts, had the responsibility to, in the open air, guide the boats to its destiny.

Estátua do Infante Dom Henrique

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Rua do Infante Dom Henrique
4050, Porto

Porto

Monument made by Tomás da Costa, opened in 1900. Here the Infante appears with a representation of the world at his feet, pointing the Discoveries Way. This statue is near the Ribeira, right across the Mercado Ferreira Borges.

Estátua de Vímara Peres

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Terreiro da Sé
4000, Porto

Porto

Opened in 1968, this equestrian statue in bronze, made by the sculptor Barata Feyo. It represents the mythical nobleman Vímara Peres, the presumable commandant of the troops that occupied the city from 868 to 1071 and that, in some way, presaged Portugal’s autonomy.

Estátua de Garcia de Orta

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Largo de Tomé Pires
4150, Porto

Porto

Stone statue by Vilar, from 1971, raised at the Praceta de Tomé Pires to Rua de Sagres.

Chafariz do Cubo

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Praça da Ribeira
4050, Porto

Porto

The most known monument of Ribeira is from José Rodrigues. It is a fountain which has a huge bronze cube at the centre.

Chafariz da Colher

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Rua de Miragaia
4050, Porto

Porto

The Chafariz da Colher is a fountain with a base and an ajutage made of granite. It is sided by a wall shaped as a tank. Considered to be the oldest fountain in the city, is name is owed to a tribute people had to pay for each bag that entered the Porto city: a spoon of cereals.

Igreja de Campanhã

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Rua do Falcão
4300, Porto

Porto

The church must have been built in 1714. Two moments mark its existence: the sack at the second French invasion and the several damages during the Porto siege. The church shelters the image, in limestone, of Nossa Senhora de Campanhã.

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