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Maria Pia Bridge, an iconic iron bridge

By |2019-03-14T22:02:02+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Maria Pia Bridge is one of the most iconic if not the most, bridges in the Oporto city.It is a railroad bridge between the city and it's neighbor counterpart Vila Nova de Gaia. Considerered by many as one of the most beautiful bridges in the city, with an image immediately [...]

Reguladora, The Time Through Times

By |2019-03-08T23:40:39+00:00December 20th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Fábrica Nacional de Relógios, Reguladora SA. , or just Reguladora, or more dearly A Boa Reguladora, in Vila Nova de Famalicão, is the oldest watch and clock manufacturing companies in the Iberian Peninsula and, one of the most appraised brands in it's sector in Portugal, with an history of time and [...]

Devezas, Ceramics to the World

By |2019-03-08T23:34:06+00:00December 16th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Fábrica Cerâmica e de Fundição das Devezas (Vila nova de Gaia), was the birthplace of one of the most prestigious industrial ceramic complexes and concentration of industrial artistic production in Portugal. The importance of this artistic pole was so important that it's mark is still alive till our days. Devezas [...]

Arrábida – Uniting Margins and Future

By |2019-03-08T23:27:51+00:00December 10th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Arrábida bridge is an impressive and one of the most emblematic architectural examples in Oporto, immediately recognized by anyone in Portugal as one of the key profiles of this city. Six bridges, this is one of them. The Project  Since early 40's it had become apparent that the existing connexions [...]

Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos do Rio Vizela

By |2019-06-07T23:03:31+01:00December 9th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos do Rio Vizela is situated in Negrelos (São Tomé), near Vila das Aves, integrated in the municipality of Santo Tirso and in the important textile region of the Vale do Ave region and today, one of the most important landmarks in Portuguese Industrial Heritage and [...]

Siloauto, iconic car parking silo

By |2019-03-09T00:29:11+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

The Siloauto, (Alberto José Pessoa and João Abel Bessa, architects, 1964) is a circular, multi-stage, car parking building situated in Oporto downtown, and an iconic building. The building is managed and maintained by the municipal government. One particular note , especially to the habitants of Oporto, the lateral side of [...]

Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal Building

By |2019-01-30T21:38:20+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal is a purpose built terminal for ocean-going passenger ships built by the Port Authority of Douro, Porto, Portugal. The terminal was opened on the 23 July 2015, and it's a landmark in the city. Architect : Luís Pedro Silva The cruise terminal is the largest port [...]

Soajo Ancient Granaries of Arcos de Valdevez

By |2019-01-08T21:21:48+00:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

The Soajo village ( Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal ) is a structured settlement made up of granite houses that are characteristic in mountain regions, especially in the north of Portugal but found also elsewhere. The houses are set beside narrow streets, just wide enough for ox-carts to get by, and [...]

Penha Sanctuary Religion and Style

By |2019-01-30T23:28:24+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture|

Combining views, architecture and religion, the Penha Sanctuary (Guimarães, Portugal) is unique. A project of the portuguese architect José Marques da Silva (18 Oct 1869 – 6 Jun 1947), one of the most important architects of modern architecture in Portugal and author of many architectural master-pieces. The project started in [...]

Anthracite Mines of S.Pedro da Cova

By |2019-03-13T23:06:56+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage|

The historical importance of S.Pedro da Cova and its anthracite mines can be easily understood by tracking its origins and subsequent importance for the mining industry. Historical references can be found as far as 1134 (D.Teresa - donated of the terrain to the hermits of S.Pedro da Cova), later in [...]