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Porto. Praça da Liberdade

Porto. Praça da Liberdade

During the 19th century, several factors increased the importance of the square. The municipality moved to a building on the north side of the square after 1819, and towards the end of the century facilities like the D. Luís Bridge (1887) and São Bento Train Station (1896) were opened nearby. Liberdade Square was a political, economical and social centre for Porto.In 1866 a monument dedicated to King Peter IV, a monarch closely linked to Porto, was inaugurated in the middle of the square. The monument, by French sculptor Anatole Calmels, consists of a statue of Peter IV riding a horse and holding the Constitution that he had fought to protect during the Liberal Wars.The appearance of the square was much altered after 1916, when the municipality building was demolished and the Avenida dos Aliados, a modern boulevard, was built to the north of the square. The buildings around Liberdade Square and the avenues are occupied by banks, hotels, restaurants and offices. It is an important tourist attraction of the city

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Dave Petersen Photography11-Feb-2017 16:06
Well composed with terrific clarity. The lighting really highlights the beauty of this building and architectural style. V
Jean D29-Jan-2017 21:46
Lovely scene in this busy area. ~V
Buz Kiefer26-Dec-2016 19:21
Fine shot of this highly decorative building and very interesting commentary, Jose. V

Hope you had a great Christmas.
Helen Betts26-Dec-2016 19:00
Very nicely captured corner view of this ornate building. V.
Gary26-Dec-2016 18:38
Enjoyed the info about this town and the building...
Clarence King26-Dec-2016 18:11
Interesting town fine architecture photo. v
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