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Architecture of Portugal

02 October 2009

1793 – Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos, Lisbon

Architect: José da Costa e Silva The Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos is Lisbon’s opera house and was opened in 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House,...

01 October 2009

1812 – Arco da Vila, Faro

Architect: Francisco Xavier Fabri At the south end of the Jardim Manuel Bivar stands the Arco da Vila, an arched gateway built by the Genoese architect Francisco Xavier Fabri, surmounted by a bell...

02 October 2009

1846 – Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon

Architect: Fortunato Lodi The theatre was built on the site of the old Estaus Palace, built around 1450 as a lodging for foreign dignitaries and noblemen visiting Lisbon. In the 16th century, when...

02 October 2009

1850 – Museu da Marinha, Lisbon

Part of the Jerónimos Monastery complex which was rebuilt and partly restored at the end of the 19th century in the Neo Manueline style

02 October 2009

1850 – Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

Architect: Joaquim da Costa Lima Júnior The Palácio da Bolsa, Stock Exchange Palace, was built in the 19th century by the city’s Commercial Association in the Neoclassical style. The Palácio da Bolsa is...

02 October 2009

1875 – City Hall, Lisbon

Architect: Lisbon’s city hall, called the Paços do Conselho, stands on the east side of the Praça do Municipio. The Neo-Classical facade appears very plain in contrast to the interior. Allegorical figures in...

02 October 2009

1886 – Ponte Dom Luis I, Porto

Architect: Téophile Seyrig A symbol of Porto, the two-level iron bridge – Dom Luís I wasdesigned by the Belgian engineer Téophile Seyrig, a student of Gustave Eiffel. He later designed a railway bridge...

02 October 2009

1902 – Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon

The Praça Afonso de Albuquerque has been laid out as a geometric park. A Neo Manueline pillar has been placed in the center, bearing a 4m/13ft tall bronze statue of Afonso de Albuquerque....

02 October 2009

1908 – Electricity Museum, Lisbon

Architect: Veillard & Touzet The Electrical Museum is housed in the head office of the “Central Tejo” power station. The polychromic brick building dates from the early 20th century and was designed by...