D. Fernando Wall

Destaque
Photo:
  • Monuments
  • Address: Rua Arnaldo Gama, Porto
  • Cost: Undefined
  • Tags: World Heritage
  • The D. Fernando wall was built to substitute the old late-medieval wall that, by the 15th Century, had become too small for the growing city. It was rebuilt by D. Fernando, after whom it was named, between 1368 and 1437 with money from the wine transfer tax and it was about 3000 paces long and 30 feet high. It was topped off by battlements and strengthened by bastions and towers. Two stretches still exist today. The first, called the Trecho dos Guindais, can be found next to Rua Arnaldo Gama and the other, the Trecho do Caminho Novo, is next to the Escadas do Caminho Novo (Caminho Novo Steps). This visiting point is included in the Urban Wine Route.
  • GPS: 41.143065116889, -8.6083459854126
  • Bus: STCP - 207, STCP - 303, STCP - 400, STCP - 900, STCP - 901, STCP - 904, STCP - 905, STCP - 906, STCP - ZH, STCP - ZR, STCP - 10M, STCP - 11M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Funicular: Metro do Porto -
  • Metro: Metro do Porto - D
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles

Nearby

iStay Hotel Porto Centro iStay Hotel Porto Centro
6-floor, non-smoking hotel, with 56 rooms with air conditioning (small, standard and twin),offering 24 hour reception service, 24 hour hot and cold dr...
Wine apartments Wine apartments
Apartments
This set of 3 flats, each with capacity for four people, dates from the nineteenth century. Its contemporary and functional design turns this apartmen...
Ribeira Cinema Apartments Ribeira Cinema Apartments
Apartments
These recently refurbished apartments occupy a privileged riverside plot in Porto's Ribeira quarter. The Ribeira Cinema Apartments have been decorated...
Portas do Bolhão Apartments Portas do Bolhão Apartments
Apartments
Facing Porto Bolhão Market, the pet-friendly Portas do Bolhão offers apartments is a 19th-century building classified as a Public Interest Property. E...
Alzira Alzira
Restaurants
Restaurante Alzira, founded in 1984, is located in the area of Ribeira do Porto, formerly salted cod warehouses, in an architectural space from the 17...
Café Guarany Café Guarany
Cafés, Tea houses and Ice cream shops
Opened in 1933, it is decorated in a style evocative of the Guarani Indians of South America (hence its name) as well as of Brazil in the early 20th C...
Confeitaria do Bolhão Confeitaria do Bolhão
Cafés, Tea houses and Ice cream shops
Centenarian House, founded in 1896.When it opened its doors, that morning it received some of the wealthiest people in Porto who had stopped there t...
O Marinheiro O Marinheiro
Restaurants
Located in the city centre, it has a relaxed atmosphere and serves up traditional portuguese food.
Piers of the Suspension Bridge Piers of the Suspension Bridge
Monuments
Work of the French firm Claranges Lucotte and Company. It was inaugurated in 1843 and fulfilled the need of a permanent bridge connecting Porto and V...
View point - Church of Nossa Senhora da Vitória View point - Church of Nossa Senhora da Vitória
View points
From the square next to this church, you can enjoy an interesting view of the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, over the houses of the parish of Vitó...
The Cube The Cube
Statues & Sculptures
Created by José Rodrigues, the cube is made of bronze, it is fixed upon one of its vertices and is integrated into the reconstruction of an old founta...
Bluedragon Bluedragon
Rentals
Company located on the banks of the Douro River. It has bikes and segways for rent.