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Barredo tower
Barredo tower
Monuments
Address: Rua de Baixo, 5, 4050-513 Porto
Building No. 5 in the Rua de Baixo represents the oldest example of civil architecture from the medieval period to have survived in the Barredo neighbourhood. Its construction probably dates back to the 13th century.
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English Factory
English Factory
Monuments
Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 8, 4050-296 Porto
Designed by John Whitehead in neo-Palladian style and built between 1785 and 1790, it was meant to be used as a meeting place for the English businessmen living in Porto. On the main façade, the ground floor is made up of seven arches that give access to the colonnaded gallery. In contrast with this, the main floor is formed of high openings with verandas and pediments. A balustrade attic tops the building. Included in the Urban Wine Route.
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Muro dos Cobertos da Ribeira
Muro dos Cobertos da Ribeira
Monuments
Address: Cais da Ribeira, 4050-510 Porto
Praça da Ribeira was once separated from the Douro River by a section of the Fernandina wall where the main door connecting to the river was opened. Various roofs were opened for this square, and only one remained, on the east side, along the internal side of the wall.
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Nossa Senhora do Ó Chapel
Nossa Senhora do Ó Chapel
Monuments
Address: Largo do Terreiro, 4050-603 Porto
Former chapel of Nº Srª da Piedade or Cais, its gets its name because the image of Senhora do Ó was transferred here from the Porta da Ribeira Chapel, which was demolished in 1821. The building dates back to the 17th century and was remodelled in the 19th century after the destruction which occurred during the wars of independence. Inside, focus goes to an altarpiece carving from the early 18th century, by João da Costa.
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Old Sellers Exchange
Old Sellers Exchange
Monuments
Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique , 47 Porto
The building with the no. 47 to 52 has the shield of D. João I on its facade. This was the house that the King gave to the merchants in 1402 to set up the first City Trade Exchange. On the ground floor, a passage was open to Casa da Moeda, where you can see the medieval structure in the interior.
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Piers of the Suspension Bridge
Piers of the Suspension Bridge
Monuments
Address: Cais da Ribeira Porto
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 Vila Nova de Gaia. It was said, however, that the bridge shook like "green sticks" and this feeling of insecurity contributed to its short 44yr existence. It was deactivated in 1887 and replaced by Ponte Luis I. Currently, only two stone, obelisk shaped pillars remain.
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Church of S. Nicolau
Church of S. Nicolau
Religious venues
Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 93, 4050-297 Porto
This building is hugely representative of Porto's religious architecture of the late seventeenth century. It is also part of a mannerist tendency although some Baroque influence can be seen. The nave comprises the notable St Eligius retable, which shows the beautiful image of Santo Elói (St Eligius), Patron of metalworkers.
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Casa do Infante - Museum
Casa do Infante - Museum
Museums and Theme centres
Address: Rua da Alfândega, 10 , 4050-029 Porto
Discount cards: Porto Card
The Casa do Infante owes its name to the fact of being the birthplace of Infante D. Henrique, the Navigator. It is a set of buildings built through time to settle the services of the Crown in Porto. Its history goes back to 1325, when King Afonso, the 4th, ordered the construction of the Crown's Warehouse, against the will of the Bishop, D. Hugo, Lord of the Borough. The building was renewed and musealized and presently it offers a set of diversified services: Museum, Municipal Historical Archive, Thematic Library about Porto, Memory Room, Exhibition Room and an Auditorium.
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Alminhas da Ponte
Alminhas da Ponte
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Cais da Ribeira Porto
Almost at the extremity of the Ribeira wall, a bas-relief by the sculptor Teixeira Lopes recalls to memory the death of hundreds of people that occurred when the bridge of boats collapsed under the weight of those trying to escape the invading French army led by General Soult. The local population keeps candles burning as a memorial of the tragedy.
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Busto Duque da Ribeira
Busto Duque da Ribeira
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Rua da Lada, 4050-328 Porto
The Duke of Ribeira (Deocleciano Monteiro) worked as a boatman in the River Douro and became the most famous figure in the Ribeira of Porto, being paid various tributes. The square next to the Luís I Bridge was named after him, with a tombstone having been laid, with a sculpture by José Rodrigues. Raised to the status of public figure, the Duke cohabited with different Portuguese and foreign figures, and his autograph book contained the signatures of England's Quenn Elizabeth II, Portuguese presidents Ramalho Eanes and Mário Soares, and of the president of Mozambique Samora Machel, among many others.
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