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Porto. Paços do Concelho
10-DEC-2016

Porto. Paços do Concelho

Porto’s Town Hall was completed in 1955 with a project that took 35 years and needed two architects to have it finished, Correia da Silva and Carlos Ramos. Ramos is also the architect responsible for the neighbor Palácio dos Correios which is an extension of municipal services. About the City Hall, you can go in and visit the entrance hall and enjoy the romantic style paintings on its roof, highlighting the Lady of Vandoma, patroness of the city. Here too we find the ubiquitous Henrique Moreira, with two sculptures at the sides of the stairway, representing Industry and Art. This same sculptor is responsible for the caryatids on the right side of the building’s façade, the other six were designed by Sousa Caldas which in turn is the author of the Genius of Independence, the winged figure with a broken chain in his right hand and a flag on his shoulder, that stands on top of the aforementioned building of National insurance company

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barley2322-Feb-2017 05:24
Kind of reminds me of a European version of Los Angeles' city hall.
bill friedlander15-Dec-2016 20:39
A grand building nicely captured. V
Helen Betts15-Dec-2016 19:36
Very impressive City Hall, looking beautiful against that great sky. V.
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