Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Porto - Portugal

Porto is one of my favorite cities in Portugal but this year I think I haven't been there yet. Ninocas has been there twice recently, 1st with a few postcrossing friends and then with her family. 

Foto © Ricardo Vicente
D. Luis I Bridge was planned by the engineer Teófilo Seyrig, a disciple of Eiffel. It was inaugurated in 1886 and it is composed by two overlapping iron decks. The bridge has 395 metres long and 8 metres wide, and its arch is still considered to be the world's biggest one in forged iron. Nowadays the upper deck is used by the Metro of Porto, connecting the area of Porto's Cathedral to the Garden of Morro and to the Avenida da República in Vila Nova de Gaia. - in:

Foto © Ricardo Vicente
The Church of St. Ildefonso was constructed between 1709 and 1739. The façade is decorated with tiles by Jorge Colaço (1932), depicting scenes from the life of St. Ildefonso and allegories from the Eucharist. Inside, there is a baroque and rococo retable from the first half of the eighteenth century planned by Nicolau Nasoni. - in:

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