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05-12-2014
Tour around Porto’s Historical Centre: Sé, Clérigos, Ribeira
​Porto’s Historical Centre features as scenery depicting the evolution of the city and the communities settled here, from the first boroughs in the bronze age to the current days. This urban core, bearing UNESCO’s World Heritage designation sinc ...


13-10-2014
Neoclassical in Porto
​During the late 18th century Porto underwent great urban and architectonic transformations. Under the guidance of João de Almada e Melo a plan was laid out, foreseeing the renovation of the old city and the structuring of zones that had develop ...


13-10-2014
Medieval Porto
​The origins of Porto are linked to the Morro da Sé (Cathedral Hill), overlooking the river Douro, where traces of an ancient settlement have been identified. The Romans brought a great boom to a city, which was elevated to diocese status during ...


13-10-2014
Baroque Porto
​Baroque is reflected in Porto in innumerable expressive buildings of civil and religious architecture.  Architects such as António Pereira and Nicolau Nasoni gave the city some of the most representative examples of this style, calling forth a ...


18-08-2014
Discover Porto: Tourist Orienteering Routes
​Orienteering is one of the oldest forms of sport, originating in Scandinavia, and is one that has become increasingly more popular in recent years in Portugal! It consists of finding and following the best route over unknown terrain in a race ...


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