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Anthracite Mines of S.Pedro da Cova

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 Historical references can be found as far as 1134 (D.Teresa - donated of the terrain to the hermits of S.Pedro da Cova), later in [...]

By |2019-03-13T23:06:56+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage|0 Comments

Old Montalto Sanatorium in Valongo

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 [...]

By |2019-03-13T23:01:50+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Places, Portugal|0 Comments
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