Building of the former Gaol and Court of Appeal

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  • Address: Largo Amor de Perdição, s/n, 4050-008 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 220046300
  • Website: http://www.cpf.pt
  • Opening hours: Exhibition Centre - Portuguese Centre for Photography tue-fri 10:00-12:30/14:00-17:00 sat, sun, holidays 15.00-19.00 closed: 1st jan, holly friday, 1st may, 25th dec Guided visits to the building (previous booking required)
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Tags: Accessibilities
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  • Accessible for people with impairments: Physical
  • Wireless internet access: Yes
  • Granite building, dating from 1582, rebuilt in 1767 in neo-classical style, according to the design of the architect Eugénio dos Santos, by initiative of João de Almada e Melo and financed by Companhia Geral da Agrigultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro. It presents a geometric sequence of windows (103 on the whole). This polygonal-shaped building has 4 façades, two of which are related to its main functions: the main façade, on Rua de São Bento da Vitória, allows you to enter the Court sector. The other façade, opened to the Cordoaria Garden, was formerly constructed for the direct passage of prisoners and is currently the building's main entrance. Camilo Castelo Branco, who was one of Portugal's most famous writers and was charged with adultery as well as the famous Zé do Telhado who was charged with theft were kept here. Between 1999 and 2002 the building was restored under the direction of Eduardo Souto de Moura and Humberto Vieira, to become the current Portuguese Centre for Photography, including an exhibition centre. Guided visits to the building are available. Included in the Urban Wine Route.
  • GPS: 41.145093053757, -8.6161136627197
  • E-mail: mail@cpf.dglab.gov.pt
  • Fax: +351 220046301
  • Nearest Wi-fi/hotspot: Wifi Porto Digital - Jardim de João Chagas , From the south side of Praça Carlos Alberto, Praça dos Leões, Edifício da Reitoria da UP, Praça de Parada Leitão, Jardim de João Chagas (Cordoaria) and Praça de Lisboa
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  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Massarelos - Carmo, STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles
  • Price: Free

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