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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