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Avenida dos Aliados

The imposing Avenida dos Aliados (Allies Avenue) is the heart of the city (Porto), a beautiful boulevard lined with grand buildings and a central promenade. It runs from the Town Hall on the north to the busy Praça da Liberdade (Liberty or Freedom Square) on the south.

The imposing Avenida dos Aliados (Allies Avenue) is the heart of the city (Porto), a beautiful boulevard lined with grand buildings and a central promenade. It runs from the Town Hall on the north to the busy Praça da Liberdade (Liberty or Freedom Square) on the south.

The Town Hall, at the top of the avenue, is 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 the Avenida dos Aliados there is a fountain called Juventude (Youth… So yes, it’s the fountain of youth!) and a sculpture called Os Meninos (The Boys). At the other end of the avenue is Praça da Liberdade, a square adorned with a statue of King Pedro IV riding a horse and holding the Constitution that he had fought to protect during the Liberal Wars.

There are several hotels down the avenue, as well as cafes. The most famous of all is Guarany (www.cafeguarany.com). You can sit at one of the tables on the pavement outside to watch the world go by or sit inside at night and listen to a Fado singer!

written by paper_doll

12 comments

  1. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    what a great mix of images, looks like a lovely location!

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  2. kuasimudo

    kuasimudo

    e viva o Porto! ;)

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  3. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    viva!

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    sweeeet !!!

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  5. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    thanks! :)

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  6. zulupt

    zulupt

    Grande escolha de fotos!!! Mais uma ;)
    Great review and Amazing gallery, congrats!

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  7. afd_lsi

    afd_lsi

    Grande quantidade de boas fotos.
    Very nice review, of a great place to visit in Oporto.

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  8. babo

    babo

    And there goes the Portuguese crew again!!!

    Somos os maiores!!! CARAGO!!

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  9. babo

    babo

    Até os CUMUEMOS!!

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  10. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    LOOOOL! berdade! so true :)

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  11. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    I know this place ... It is really wonderfull, but the photos are GREAT !!!
    Parabems !!!
    Congratulations !!!
    All of you !!! What are you doing in the next days ?
    Visit Porto !!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  12. notaminorthreat

    notaminorthreat

    I'm from Porto, Portugal I go there everyday it is a awesome place indeed and I loved the way you registred it! 8)
    over 3 years ago · report as spam

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