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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Monuments near Universidade do Porto

Rua de São Bento da Vitória, 2, Porto

Largo Amor de Perdição, Porto

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…

Rua dos Caldeireiros, 104, Porto

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…

Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 10, Porto

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 …

Rua de São Bento da Vitória, Porto

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.

Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto

Livraria Lello


Built in a neo-Gothic style, Livraria Lello has a magnificent façade, formed by a large, collapsed arch whose entrance is divided into a central door, flanked …

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