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AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS

The Monumental Heart of Porto

Avenida dos Aliados The imposing Avenida dos Aliados is the heart of the city, a sloping boulevard lined with grand buildings and a central promenade.

Most of the buildings are hotels or main branches of the country's major banks, while the central promenade used to be a garden but was remodelled in 2006 by renowned architect Alvaro Siza Vieira who also designed the city's Serralves Museum.

At the top of the avenue stands the Town Hall, a palatial building with a tall bell tower (70m high).
Made of granite and marble, its design was influenced by municipal architecture of Flanders and France.

In front of the building is a modernist statue of Portuguese writer Almeida Garrett.

At the other end of the avenue is Praça da Liberdade, a square adorned with a statue of King Pedro IV on a horse.

Avenida dos Aliados There are also several cafes, including the historical Guarany. Sit at one of the tables on the pavement outside to watch the world go by, and pass by the city's main tourism office by the Town Hall.

How to Visit

Location: City center
Getting there: Metro - Aliados or Trindade stations.

Attractions Nearby

São Bento Station
Rua de Santa Catarina
The Cathedral
Trindade Church
Capela das Almas



PORTO ATTRACTIONS

MONUMENTS
CASA DA MUSICA
PALACIO DA BOLSA
DOM LUIS BRIDGE
SÃO BENTO STATION

MUSEUMS
SERRALVES MUSEUM
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM
ROMANTIC MUSEUM
TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES MUSEUM

MAIN STREETS, SQUARES, DISTRICTS
AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS
CAIS DA RIBEIRA
CAIS DE GAIA
RUA DE SANTA CATARINA
BATALHA SQUARE
RUA DE CEDOFEITA
FOZ DISTRICT
BOLHÃO MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

CHURCHES
THE CATHEDRAL
SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH
CARMO CHURCH
SANTA CLARA CHURCH
CLERIGOS TOWER
SANTO ILDEFONSO CHURCH
MISERICORDIA CHURCH
TRINDADE CHURCH
CAPELA DAS ALMAS


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