Praça da Batalha

  • Streets & Gardens
  • Streets, Squares,
  • Address: Praça da Batalha, 4049-028 Porto
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • On the southwest corner of the square was located the Porta do Cimo de Vila on the Fernando Wall. In the eighteenth century, the area underwent major transformations, and the wall was demolished.
    On the eastern side of the square we can see an emblazoned palace built at the end of the 18th century commissioned by José Anastácio da Silva da Fonseca, knight of Royal House. At the time of the Siege of Porto, the owners, who were Miguelists, abandoned the palace, which made the liberal government to establish there, using it for various public institutions. In 1842, it was returned to its former owners. It was the Post, Telegraph and Telephone Main Office throughout much of the 20th century.
    The square is, since 1866, dominated by the monument to D. Pedro V. In the square are also located the São João National Theatre and Cine-Teatro Batalha.
  • GPS: 41.145241472896, -8.6070937757493
  • Bus: STCP - 201, STCP - 207, STCP - 208, STCP - 302, STCP - 303, STCP - 400, STCP - 501, STCP - 5M, STCP - 7M, STCP - 8M, STCP - 904, STCP - 905, STCP - ZH, STCP - 11M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Funicular: Metro do Porto -
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles
  • Recommended for: Couples, Young people, Families, Seniors

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