Rua das Flores
It is considered the most beautiful street in the centre of Porto. It was opened in 1521 by King Dom Manuel I, was then called Rua de Santa Catarina das Flores and was the main road that connected the upper part of the city with the riverside area. Whoever enters this street notices the difference with the other streets. It has a nineteenth-century, bourgeois aspect, surrounded by typical two and three-storey buildings, with characteristic windows and iron balconies. On the ground floor are the shops and on the upper floors the merchants and their families live. It was the street of goldsmiths, of gold, of silver, where filigree and other pieces were made that made the Porto goldsmiths famous. Today there are few goldsmiths and other businesses replace those of yesteryear.
Rua das Flores
- Historical streets & Plazas
Monuments near Rua das Flores
Cadeia e Tribunal da Relação do Porto / Centro Português de Fotografia
Contemporaneous of the emblematic and neighbour Clérigos Tower, this building of the XVIII century was, for many years, a prison. On its dungeons were men like…
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Silva
This chapel exists since the XV century and, at the façade, a curious XVIII century niche stands out, with the images of Nossa Senhora da Silva, São João Bapti…
Fonte dos Leões
The Leões Fountain, from 1878, is at the Praça Gomes Teixeira centre. This fountain, made in cast iron, was created in 1877 by the Compagnie Générale des Eaux …
Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
XVII century temple, built at the place where a former synagogue used to be. At the inside you may admire chromium plated panels and golden wood carving works.