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Devezas, Ceramics to the World

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 [...]

By |2019-03-08T23:34:06+00:00December 16th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|0 Comments

Arrábida – Uniting Margins and Future

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 [...]

By |2019-03-08T23:27:51+00:00December 10th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|0 Comments

Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos do Rio Vizela

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 [...]

By |2019-06-07T23:03:31+01:00December 9th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|0 Comments

Siloauto, iconic car parking silo

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 [...]

By |2019-03-09T00:29:11+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|0 Comments

Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal Building

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 [...]

By |2019-01-30T21:38:20+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|0 Comments

Penha Sanctuary Religion and Style

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 [...]

By |2019-01-30T23:28:24+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture|0 Comments

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

Fábrica de Louça Massarelos 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 [...]

By |2019-03-08T23:03:46+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|0 Comments

Arouca Geopark – Geologic Heritage

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 [...]

By |2019-03-13T22:26:18+00:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Herança Cultural, Portugal|0 Comments