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Avenida dos Aliados – Porto

Avenida dos Aliados is the central avenue, or should we say square, that serves as Porto’s Living room. An area for celebrations of every kind and it’s waiting for you. In 2005, Siza Vieira and Souto de Moura, two local architects and Pritzker Prize Winners, started the requalification of Avenida dos Aliados. Taking advantage of […]

Metro, Subway or Tram in Porto  ...

Metro or subway it’s just a matter of semantics for English speaking countries; for our “rivals” in Lisbon, tram is the word; for us, in Porto, it was the best thing that happened in the last years!   Metro do Porto created a revolution is Porto’s traffic and the best way to understand it is […]

Porto City Parks – Parque da ...

Parque da Cidade in Porto is the biggest urban park in Portugal and the ideal place to have a nice relaxed walk, do your workout, have a picnic or even some birdwatching. Parque da Cidade, meaning city park, located on the western end of Avenida da Boavista, is one of the city’s lungs. Facing the […]

Porto City Parks – Parque de ...

Parque de Serralves, located in Boavista neighborhood and very close to Parque da Cidade, has a perfect fusion between contemporary art, architecture and beautiful gardens. Close to the main entrance, facing Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, you can find Casa de Serralves, an amazing example of Art Déco, signed by a few different architects, the […]

Lello & Irmão – The mos ...

Lello & Irmão bookshop, in Porto, is a dream for books and interior design lovers. Since August 2015 you have to pay a ticket to get in but it sure worths it. Considered the third most beautiful bookshop in the world by The Guardian and Lonely Planet, and one of the coolest by Time Magazine and […]

Is gentrification in Porto, Real?

Gentrification is a threat to Porto’s identity and now is the time to prevent it. Porto has an authenticity that can’t be lost and locals are the prime actors to avoid it. The word of 2015’s silly season in Porto is gentrification, but are we using it properly? Gentrification is defined as the buying and […]

O silo auto perto do Jornal de Notícias

The beauty of Vertical Garages in ...

There are lots of parkings where you can leave your car in the city centre, including some beautiful historical buildings, as old as the first cars in Porto. In the early years of the 20th century, and with the quick proliferation of fuel powered vehicles, there was a need to create good solutions to accommodate […]

Três das oito esculturas do Edifício Comércio do Porto

Modernism in Porto – Rogério ...

There are some stories about writers who have tried to burn their work, from Virgil to Nabokov. But it’s not that common to hear about an architect who burned all his blueprints! In Porto, one of its sons, Rogério de Azevedo (1898-1983), did the trick. He studied architecture and was a follower of Marques da […]