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Oliva Factory – Ghost Room

By |2019-03-08T23:20:01+01:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

The Oliva Factory (S.João da Madeira) was funded in July 31, 1925, by António José Pinto de Oliveira, as "Oliveira, Filhos e Cia. Lda” with It's core business as a steel foundry. Soon, the company expanded it's know-how to other areas, one of them made OLIVA particulary famous: sewing machines. [...]

Old Montalto Sanatorium in Valongo

By |2019-03-13T23:01:50+01:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Places, Portugal|

Sanatoriums as treatment facilities for TB Montalto Sanatorium was one of those facilities. Tuberculosis disease has been present in humans since ancient times, and can be tracked as far as 17,000 years ago in the animal kingdom. The disease was not recognized as such till 1820s, and, during the middle [...]

Fábrica de Louça Massarelos Oporto

By |2019-03-08T23:03:46+01:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Fábrica de Louça de Massarelos is one of the oldest ceramic factory of Oporto and  contributed to one of the most recognized hallmarks of the city : it's incredible ceramic tile works decorating so many buildings facades. In fact, architectural decorative ceramic with so many varieties and motifs are the [...]

Arouca Geopark – Geologic Heritage

By |2019-03-13T22:26:18+01:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Herança Cultural, Portugal|

The region The Arouca Geopark is located in northern Portugal and inserted in the Hesperian Massif, and coincides with the Arouca municipality a valley which occupies an area of approximately 329 square kilometers. The entire territory is classified as "Arouca-Geopark" which is a member of the European Geoparks Network and UNESCO Global Geoparks [...]

Tresminas – Roman Gold Mining Industry

By |2019-01-31T00:54:21+01:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

Tresminas is an ancient gold mining complex dated back to the roman period and, extensively explored in those times. It is, as many mines of those days, an open pit mine, with differentiated rock cuts still visible today. The complex is a classified as Immovable Heritage by the Portuguese [...]