some of the places to visit in the
Accompanying persons Program
Meeting point: FEUP, starting at 9:30
S. Bento railway station (1916)
Located in the heart of Porto, in Almeida Garret Square – next to Avenida dos Aliados, São Bento Station was considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world and is an excellent starting point for a wonderful Douro Cruise. São Bento train station, is famous for its more than 20,000 tiles depicting the history of Portugal.
Sé Catedral (1910)
This first building, in Romanesque style, underwent many changes over the centuries. The general character of the façade with the towers and the beautiful rose window dates from the Romanesque period, in addition to the body of the three-nave church covered by a barrel vault. The exterior of the Cathedral was greatly modified in the Baroque period. Around 1736, the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni added a beautiful baroque galilee to the side façade of the Cathedral. Around 1772 a new portal was built to replace the original Romanesque one. The balustrades and domes of the towers are also Baroque. To the left of the chancel is a magnificent silver altar, built in the second half of the 17th century by several Portuguese artists. This was saved from French troops in 1807 by means of a hastily constructed plaster wall. Also in this left area, the medieval image of Nossa Senhora de Vandoma (patron saint of the city) is especially notable.
The Cathedral includes three beautiful organs. One of them, in the high choir, marks a period in Portugal that begins the organ development. It is an instrument by the builder Jann, the same as the organ of the church in Lapa (Porto), both promoted by the effort and initiative of Cónego Ferreira dos Santos.
Praça da Batalha/Praça da República/ Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, (SuperBock Arena)
The Crystal Palace Gardens include the so-called Jardim Emílio David , which has beautiful specimens of rhododendrons, camellias, araucarias, ginkgos and beeches, in addition to fountains and statues allegorical to the seasons.
Rotunda da Boavista / Casa da Música/ Fundação de Serralves (Jardins)
The Serralves Foundation is located in Serralves Park in the city of Porto, Portugal, where the Serralves House and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art are housed.
Casa da Música
Casa da Música is the main concert hall located on Avenida da Boavista in Porto, Portugal.
It was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas as part of the Porto European Capital of Culture event in 2001 (Porto 2001), however, construction was only completed in 2005, immediately becoming an icon of the city.
Lunch break in a typical restaurant.
Other places: Parque da Cidade/Castelo do Queijo/ Passeio Alegre/Ribeira and Guided visit to Fundação de Serralves house, museum and gardens