Santa Catarina Street

Santa Catarina Street


Photo by António M.L. Cabral - António ML Cabral, CC BY 2.5, The Rua de Santa Catarina is a street layout located in the parishes of Santo Ildefonso and Bonfim city of Oporto in Portugal. It is the most commercial artery of downtown Oporto, with much of it now forbidden to traffic and reserved only for pedestrians.   ...Continue Reading


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Santo Ildefonso Church

Santo Ildefonso Church


Photo by Turismo En Portugal - Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, Porto, CC BY 2.0, The Igreja de Santo Ildefonso is an eighteenth-century church in Porto, Portugal, situated near Batalha Square. Completed in 1739, the church was built in a proto-Baroque style and features a retable by the Italian artist Nicolau Nasoni and a façade of azulejo tilework. The church is named in honour of the Visigoth, Ildephonsus of Toledo, bishop of Toledo from 657 until his death in 667.HistoryPrior to the building of the church of Saint Ildefonso, a chapel, known as Santo Alifon, stood on the site. Its construction ...Continue Reading


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São Lázaro Garden

São Lázaro Garden


Photo by JotaCartas - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, The São Lázaro Garden is the oldest municipal garden in the city of Porto in Portugal.Opened in 1834, the garden, fresh and leafy, is romantic conception, the stately lime trees can stand out, the bandstand and the sculptural group that is not unrelated to the proximity of the School of Fine Arts of Porto. Integrated into the railing that borders the north, is a source withdrawal of the former convent of São Domingos.The garden is rising Municipal Public Library of Porto and on the south, the magnificent baroque facade of the ...Continue Reading


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