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Tours on foot
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Sé, Ribeira/ S. Nicolau, Vitória and Miragaia, areas comprised by Porto’s Historical Centre classified World Cultural Heritage, are points of interest worth your closer visit.

 

In 1583, the parish of Sé (the only in existence until then) was split into four new ones.

Twenty years later the area increased with the extinction of the Belomonte parish, and the intramural urban area was divided into three parishes: Sé, S. Nicolau and Vitória.

According to the Parish Memories, in 1758 the Sé was the most important and populated of all five parishes (inside and outside the walls) and had about 8287 inhabitants.

 

Ribeira/S. Nicolau

The parish of S. Nicolau was created in 1583, as a consequence of the division of the Sé parish (the only in existence until then) into four new ones: Sé, S. Nicolau, Vitória, and Belomonte. Twenty years later, the area increased with the extinction of the Belomonte parish, and the intramural urban area was divided into  three parishes: Sé, S. Nicolau and Vitória.

According to the Parish Memories, the population in Vitória in 1758 was of 3587 inhabitants, of which: 3336 adults, 251 children and 169 absent.

 

Vitória

In 1583, the parish of Sé (the only in existence until then) was split into four new ones, Vitória being one of them. Twenty years later the area increased with the extinction of the Belomonte parish, and the intramural urban area was divided into three parishes: Sé, S. Nicolau and Vitória.

According to the Parish Memories, the population in 1758 was of 3.370 inhabitants, of which 3.122 adults, 116 children and 132 “pilgrims” (absent).

 

Miragaia

S. Pedro de Miragaia was the second parish located inside the wall (the first was Santo Ildefonso) and, according to the Parish Memories of 1758, it had a population of 1611 inhabitants.

 

Published 12-09-2013
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