Universidade do Porto

This building was first the Real Academia da Marinha do Comércio, (Navy and Commerce Royal Academy), then the Academia Politécnica (Polytechnic Academy) that later became the Sciences Faculty. Its construction began before the first French invasion and finished in the XIX century, at the same spot where a former XVII century used to be: the Graça Church, annex to the Recolhimento dos Orfãos, founded in 1651 by the father Baltasar Guedes. The temple still existed during the city siege and, at that time, abandoned, it became a blood hospital. In the middle of the last century, it was demolished to do the present building.

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Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002,Porto

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Avenida da Boavista, Porto

Monumento ao Empresário


The Monumento do Empresário (a tribute to the Porto’s great businessmen) is at the beginning of the Marechal Gomes da Costa Avenue. It was created in the begin…

Rua das Condominhas, Porto

Igreja de São Martinho de Lordelo


Characteristic temple from the end of the XVIII century, covered with azulejos (tiles) on the exterior. The front is sided by two strong bell towers and ended …

Largo de Dom João III, Porto

Estátua a Afonso de Albuquerque


Stone statue by Diogo de Macedo, built in 1930. It is at the Largo de D. João III, at the Bairro Gomes da Costa.

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