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~13.18 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Estádio do Dragão (English: Dragon Stadium, literally: Stadium of the Dragon) is a football stadium in Porto, Portugal, that has an all-seated capacity of 50,399.The stadium was built as a replacement for FC Porto's old ground, Estádio das Antas (Antas Stadium), and as a venue for EURO 2004. It was completed in 2003, some months after what was expected, since in February 2001 Porto mayor Rui Rio changed the estate distribution, criticizing the plan because it included high-scale housing and shopping for the area and forcing the chairman of FC Porto Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa to halt all building operations, which were only resumed after a consensus was agreed.As of today, the stadium, housing and shopping areas have been built, but the city has apparently let go of its interest in bui...
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City Centre Porto
Vila Nova de Gaia
~14.55 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Porto City Hall
~14.79 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: ['po?tu]), also known as Oporto in English, is Portugal's second city and the capital of Norte region. It is, along with Lisbon, one of Portugal's two global cities. The city is located in the estuary of the Douro river, in northern Portugal. Being the largest city in the region, it is considered its economic and cultural heart. With an estimated population of about 220,000 (est.2008), it lies at the centre of the political Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, with a population of slightly more than 1.7 million (est. 2008), and is the main agglomeration of northern Portugal.The city of Porto comprises 15 civil parishes. The historic centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. One of Portugal's most internationally famous products,...
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Vila Nova de Gaia
~15.06 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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|#5 of 21 Things To Do in Pacos de Ferreira|
~15.11 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Clérigos Church (Portuguese: Igreja dos Clérigos, pronounced ['kl??igu?]; "Church of the Clergy") is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.Construction of the church began in 1732 and was finished around 1750, while the monumental divided stairway in front of the church was completed in the 1750s. The main façade of the church is heavily decorated with baroque motifs (such as garlands and shells) and an indented broken pediment. This was based o...
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Dom Luis I Bridge
~15.12 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Dom Luís 1st Bridge is an arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the time of construction its span of 172 m was the longest of its type in the world.The Government held a competition for the construction of a metallic bridge on the Douro River on a site that was adjacent to an existing bridge and would replace it. Teófilo Seyrig had already engineered the D. Maria Pia Bridge project, whilst working as a partner of Eiffel. He now took sole responsibility for the new, major Luis 1st Bridge. The construction was begun in 1881 and the bridge opened on 31 October 1886.Total length 385.25 mWeight 3045 tonsThe arch measures 172 m in length and 44.6 m in height
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~15.12 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Porto Cathedral (Portuguese: Sé do Porto), located in the historical centre of the city of Porto, Portugal, is one of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in PortugalThe current Cathedral of Porto underwent construction around 1110 under the patronage of Bishop Hugo and was completed in the 13th century, but there is evidence that the city has been a bishopric seat since the Suevi domination in the 5th-6th centuries.The cathedral is flanked by two square towers, each supported with two buttresses and crowned with a cupola. The façade lacks decoration and is rather architecturally heterogeneous. It shows a Baroque porch and a beautiful Romanesque rose window under a crenellated arch, giving the impression of a fortified church.The Romanesq...
|#8 of 21 Things To Do in Pacos de Ferreira|
~15.13 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Look carefully and what looks like just one big church is actually two connected by what is one of the world's narrowest houses - just 1 meter wide. To the left is Carmelitas Church, part of a former 17th century convent with a simple classical façade, a bell tower, and a richly gilded interior. To the right is Carmo Church, built later in the 18th century. It is a magnificent example of late baroque architecture with a single nave made up of elegant gilt carvings in seven altars by master Francisco Pereira Campanhã. Outside, an extraordinary side wall is completely covered in blue and white tile panels. The house that separates the two churches was inhabited until about 20 years ago. It was built due to a law that stated that no two churches could share a wall, while also en...
|#9 of 21 Things To Do in Pacos de Ferreira|
Museu de Historia Natural
Vila Nova de Gaia
~15.15 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Museu Nacional de História Natural is a must visit for real nature lovers. The space is divided into three main museums and laboratories, the Botanical, the Zoological-Anthropological, and the Mineral-Anthropological spaces. The museum caters to varied interests and being free, is the perfect spot for both group and individual visits. Holding some of the best exhibits on natural history in the world, the museum has gained an impetus as one the most informative museums on nature. Check website for details.
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Center for Portuguese Photography
~15.22 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Portuguese Photography Centre is the place to go if you love photography and architecture.The building, a former prision located in the city centre, was recently renovated (by architect Eduardo Souto Moura) and is itself a reason to stop by and pay a visit. The exhibitions cover a wide range of works, but are mainly focused on the works of portuguese photographers.Free admission.
|#11 of 21 Things To Do in Pacos de Ferreira|
~15.25 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Ribeira Square (Portuguese: Praça da Ribeira) is a historical square in Porto, Portugal. It is included in the historical centre of the city, designated World Heritage by UNESCO.The square is located in the historical district of Ribeira (riverside in Portuguese), part of the São Nicolau parish. The Ribeira district spreads alongside the Douro river and used to be a centre of intense commercial and manufacturing activity since the Middle Ages. Also since that time the Ribeira Square was the site of many shops that sold fish, bread, meat and other goods. In 1491 the buildings around the square were destroyed in a fire, and the houses were rebuilt with arcades in their groundfloors. During this rebuilding campaign the square also gained a pavement made of stone slabs.In the mid-18th ...
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Rotunda da Boavista
~15.27 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Rotunda da Boavista is the nickname for the Praça de Mouzinho de Albuquerque, a large roundabout in Porto, Portugal. Its official name honours Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de Albuquerque, a Portuguese soldier that fought in Africa during XIX century.A column in the middle of the square (Monumento aos Heróis da Guerra Peninsular) commemorates the victory of the Portuguese against the French troops that occupied Portugal during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). The column, slowly built between 1909 and 1951, is a project by celebrated Porto architect José Marques da Silva and sculptor Alves de Sousa.The Casa da Música, Porto's modern opera house, is located in the Rotunda da Boavista.
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Ferreira Borges Market
~15.29 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Formerly a city market, it's currently a building dedicated to sporadic events
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~15.31 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Casa da Musica
~15.32 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Arup-AFA, and was built as part of Porto's project for European Culture Capital in 2001 but was only finished in the first half of 2005 and immediately became an icon in the city. The Building engineers were Arup - London together with Afassociados, Oporto.Although the opening day concert took place on the April 14 with Clã and Lou Reed, the building was inaugurated on April 15, 2005 by the Portuguese president. The Prime-minister and many other notable politicians and Porto society ...
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Church of Sao Francisco
~15.37 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis) is the most prominent Gothic monument in Oporto, Portugal, being also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration. It is located in the historic centre of the city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The Franciscan Order was established in Oporto around 1223. Initially, the order was antagonised by the secular and clergy of other religious institutions, particularly by the bishop of Oporto. It took a papal bull, the Bulla Doelentis accepimus by Pope Innocent V, to restore to the Franciscans the plot of land previously donated to them. They began building the convent and a first, small church dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi around 1244.In 1383, under the patronage of King Ferdinand I, the Franciscans began to build ...
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University of Porto
~15.39 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto) is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded 22 March 1911. It is the largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal.The university results, essentially, from two higher education institutions created during the 19th century in Porto: the Politechnical Academy (Academia Politécnica) and the Medical-Surgical School (Escola Médico-Cirúrgica). After the 1910 revolution in Portugal, starting the First Republic, the Universities of Lisbon and Porto were created. Initially, the University of Porto was composed of three faculties:Faculty of Mathematical, Physics, Chemical, Historical and Natural Sciences (including the Engineering School)Faculty of Me...
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Crystal Palace Gardens
~15.58 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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This beautifully landscaped park is dominated by a huge domed pavilion built in 1956 which replaced the 19th century iron-and-glass "Crystal Palace." Today's pavilion serves as a venue for concerts and sporting events. It is surrounded by a lake, flowerbeds, and roaming peacocks, all overlooking the Douro River, of which there are superb views. There is also a multimedia library, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and the Romantic Museum. Across the street from the park entrance is the gateway to the city's art galleries district (Rua Miguel Bombarda has the largest number).
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Museum of Port Wine
~15.66 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Porto Museums and Art Galleries: Port Wine Museum (Museu do Vinho do Porto) Other interesting museums in Porto include the ever-popular Port Wine Museum, which enjoys a riverside setting and celebrates the city's extremely famous tipple, featuring a series of interactive exhibits. Also next to the River Douro is the Museu do Carro Eléctrico, where you will find an array of lovingly restored vintage trams and information about Porto's remaining tramlines. - Rua do Monchique 45-52, Porto, Portugal, PTTel: +351 222 076 300
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~15.74 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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The Estádio do Bessa (now Estádio do Bessa XXI) is a football stadium located in the Boavista area of Porto, Portugal, used by Boavista FC.Like other stadiums used in Euro 2004, the Bessa is a new ground, but built on top of the old stands, and each one of them was built at a time, which allowed Boavista to continue playing there. It cost €45,164,726 to build, from which €7,785,735 were supported from the Portuguese state, and has an all-seater capacity of 28,263. Plans for improvement actually existed before the organization of the Euro 2004 was given to Portugal in 1999, and by then the first works were already underway. It was designed by Grupo3 arquitectura.
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Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
~16.60 miles from Pacos de Ferreira city center
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Serralves Foundation (Fundação de Serralves) is an art foundation in Porto, Portugal. The building of the Serralves Foundation (Fundação de Serralves) is a project designed by the Portuguese architect José Marques da Silva. The House of Serralves is considered to be one of this architect greatest achievements. It is an elegant Art Déco building with magnificent gardens surrounding it, one of which was designed by French architect Jacques Gréber.MuseumThe Serralves Museum, the first large-scale contemporary art museum in Portugal, is located in the Quinta de Serralves; a large property close to the center of Porto that includes a main house built in the 1930s for the Count of Vizela. The landscaped gardens designed by Siza Vieira, on the approximately 3 hectars of land, preserved th...