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“Infante Don Henrique el Navegante” Park – Porto, Portugal

Walking towards the Douro River through the streets of Porto, suddenly we find the Plaza / Garden in honor of “Don Henrique de Avis y Lancaster”, son of Porto and better known as the Navigator. “Don Henrique”  was the promoter of Portuguese policy for maritime explorations along the African coasts and the Atlantic Ocean; the era of Portuguese discoveries. In the center of this garden, a statue of the “Infante”, a work by Tomás Costa from 1894.

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Igreja de São Francisco – Porto, Portugal

After strolling through the Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique, in Porto, Portugal, we headed towards the Igreja de São Francisco crossing the Rua de Ferreira Borges. As we climbed the stairs we could see the baroque facade of the Church with a rose window on the top and over the entrance a statue of Saint Francis. It was built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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“Sé do Porto” – Portugal

Founded during the 12th century, the “Sé do Porto” (the Cathedral) in Portugal, is located on the highest point of the city, a perfect place to contemplate the Douro River, the Vila Nova de Gaia and the city of Porto. This cathedral is known by several names, all in honor of the Marian cult; Church of “Santa Maria do Porto”, “Nossa Senhora do Porto da Eterna Salvação” and “Nossa Senhora da Vandoma”.


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City Hall – Porto, Portugal

Crowning the “Praça da Liberdade” and at the end of the “Avenida dos Aliados” is the “Câmara Municipal do Porto” or the City Hall of Oporto or Porto, Portugal. In the style of the great municipal palaces of northern Europe, the Municipal Chamber was built in 1955 and is the work of the architect Antonio Correia da Silva with alterations proposed by the architect Carlos Ramos.

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