Bordered by the “Avenida dos Aliados”, the old city meets the modern one at the “Praça da Liberdade” or Liberty Plaza. In what many consider as the center of the city of Oporto or Porto, surrounding the square are classic and modern buildings and, just a few steps away, the most emblematic historical places of the city.
The Plaza has a slight inclination that takes us through other smaller squares, to the Municipal Chamber and the “Igreja da Santissima Trindade”. In the center of “Praça da Liberdade”, we find the equestrian statue of King Pedro IV commonly known as Emperor Pedro I of Brazil. In this statue, the King exhibits the Constitutional Charter to the people. It was a fundamental piece in the Independence of Brazil and the implementation of liberal policies in Porto.
The square is the center of great activities of the town of Porto. Definitely an excellent point of reference to start tours throughout the city. In addition, it is the local and regional public transport center where the Metro, Bus and railway (“Sao Bento”) stations can be found.