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House of Music

House of Music


Photo by Concierge.2C - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Casa da Música (English: House of Music) 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 ...Continue Reading


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Pérola do Bolhão

Pérola do Bolhão


Photo by Jorge Franganillo from Barcelona, Spain - Oporto: A Pérola do Bolhão, CC BY 2.0, This traditional grocery store was founded in 1917 by António Rodrigues Reis. Queijo da serra (cheese), a selection of cured and fresh sausages, an extensive range of dried and crystalized fruits (priced by weight) and an array of regional wines and biscuits are the typical fare of one of the oldest shops in the city. The front of the store is made up of Art Nouveau and is covered with tiles depicting the spices routes. Photo by Jorge Franganillo from Barcelona, Spain - Oporto: A ...Continue Reading


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Port Wine

Port Wine


Photo by Peter from Wellesley - Port Barrels, CC BY 2.0, Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌviɲuduˈpoɾtu], Porto, and usually simply port) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Australia, France, South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina, and the United States. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin ...Continue Reading


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Aliados Avenue

Aliados Avenue


Photo by Dafema - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Aliados Avenue is an important street layout in Santo Ildefonso parish, in downtown of Porto in Portugal. With the Liberdade Square and the General Humberto Delgado Square is a continuous urban fabric. It is the main avenue and the city center of Porto.   Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman - Flickr: P1000248, CC BY 2.0, ...Continue Reading


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Codeçal and Guindais Stairs

Codeçal and Guindais Stairs


Codeçal Stairs Codeçal Stairs is a street layout in parish the Sé of Oporto in Portugal.It is one of the most picturesque corners of what is called the "Old Port". To highlight the Chapel of "Nossa Senhora do Patrocínio" built in the century XVIII.   Photo by Petr Adam Dohnálek - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 cz,   Guindais Stairs The stairs Guindais connect the River Douro border "Ribeira" and the "Praça da Batalha".     Photo by Turismo En Portugal - Escadas_dos_Guindais_PortoUploaded by tm, CC BY 2.0, ...Continue Reading


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