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Architecture of Porto

01 October 2009

1110 – Cathedral, Porto

The current Cathedral of Porto underwent construction around 1110 under the patronage of Bishop Hugo and was completed in the 13th century. The cathedral is flanked by two square towers, each supported with...

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

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

1918 – Sao Jorgo National Theatre, Porto

Architect: José Marques da Silva The first Sà£o Joà£o Theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1908. A rebuilding project started in 1911 under the direction of Porto architect José Marques da Silva....

02 October 2009

2005 – Casa da Música, Porto

Architect: Rem Koolhaas OMA Casa da Música is a major concert hall space which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra Barroca and...