Portugal Viana do Castelo2


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Viana do Castelo is one of the northernmost towns in Portugal, situated at the heart of the Minho region. Full of traditions, such as the folk dance and the regional costumes, and also known for its tasty food, Viana do Castelo is just about one hour away by train from Oporto

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  • Homenagem à mulher vianesa, freguesia de Monserrate, concelho e distrito de Viana do Castelo, Portugal, de autoria do escultor vianense Manuel Gonçalves Rocha. Ao fundo, as instalações portuárias e o farol da Senhora da Agonia.
  • Gil Eanes Naval Museum, on the Dock - A floating naval hospital constructed in 1952 and which operated until 1973. It is now open to the public as a kind of museum, housing the original equipment. The ship has operation rooms, communication equipments, refrigerating chambers and a reinforced hull. It was restored by a group of locals. It was then adapted to become a youth hostel and is one of the city's biggest attractions.
  • Portugal Viana do Castelo2

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    2. 2. Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat in the Norte Region of Portugal. The urbanized area of the municipality, comprising the city, has a population of approximately 36,148 inhabitants, while the municipality includes 91238 residents. Tribute to Vianese woman by Manuel Gonçalves Rocha
    3. 3. Located in front of the marina, in the gardens between the Marginal Way and Largo Joao da Costa this statue dates back to the eighteenth century and was carved in stone. The four busts are depicting the four continents, as an allusion to the "four corners of the World". The caravel, a symbol of the vocation sailor of the city. Monument to Viana do Castelo
    4. 4. Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has completed a cultural centre in Viana do Castelo, which is designed to look more like a machine than a building
    5. 5. Located in Minho-Lima Viana do Castelo is one of the beautiful cities of Portugal
    6. 6. Souto de Moura is one of the references of the Porto School of Architecture, where he was appointed Professor. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011 (the prize was awarded for his work including Estádio Municipal de Braga, the Burgo Tower in Porto and the Paula Rego Museum in Cascais) and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2013 Souto de Moura's works include Serpentine Gallery pavilion, London 2005 (with Alvaro Siza)
    7. 7. The new Town Library, authored by the architect Siza Vieira, is located between the Lima river and the historic center of the city
    8. 8. The building occupies a total area of 3.130 m2 and develops in two floors, lying in the ground floor the technical services, work offices and for consultation of reserved, deposit area, multipurpose room, bar, service desk, storage room and sanitary facilites. The upper floor possesses a large reading room and a children’s section, work and multimedia rooms, more restricted areas for reading and workshops of artistic expression. This floor has, also, a reception atrium, service desk and reprographic service. The natural light floods the several spaces, especially the reading ones.
    9. 9. In 1992 Siza Vieira was awarded with the renowned Pritzker Prize for the renovation project that he coordinated in the Chiado area of Lisbon, a historic commercial sector that was all but completely destroyed by fire in August 1988 Siza was awarded by the Venice Architecture Biennale (13th Edition) with the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (2012).
    10. 10. Eiffel Bridge (19th century) Open in June 30, 1878, at the height of the iron architecture, under the design and calculations of the prestigious Eiffel House, the metalic bridge over the Lima river came not only to allow the rail traffic, but also replace the old wooden bridge that connected the São Bento yard in Viana do Castelo to the left margin of the Lima river (Darque).
    11. 11. With 563 meters of length and 6 meters of width, it were necessary more than 2.000.000 kilogram of iron to the construction of the decks based in nine pillars in stonework of granite, whose foundations reach to 22 meters. Eiffel Bridge (19th century) Open in June 30, 1878,
    12. 12. Eiffel Bridge
    13. 13. Eiffel Bridge
    14. 14. Eiffel Bridge
    15. 15. Gil Eannes Hospital Ship
    16. 16. Gil Eannes Hospital Ship
    17. 17. The Gil Eannes Hospital-Ship, built in Viana do Castelo in 1955, supported, for decades, the Portuguese cod fishing fleet that operated in the Terra Nova and Greenland sandbanks. The conversion project turned it into a Museum Centre and a Hostel, providing to the its visitors an unforgettable experience. Today it is assumed as an atraction pole for Viana do Castelo, having received, since its opening to the public in 1998, aproximmately 400.000 visitors.
    18. 18. Plaça da Liberdade, at the end of the main street (from the train station of Viana do Castelo to the river Lima)
    19. 19. 25 April´s Monument This monument is situated in the Plaza de la Libertad, on the banks of the Lima River. It was constructed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution (Revolução two Cravos) that ended dictatorship in Portugal. It is a modern structure, consisting of a porch made of bronze, from which hangs a broken chain, symbolizing the end of oppression. The whole square jets out into small sources that make a kind of road up to the porch. In this square is the Viana Welcome Center, municipal tourism office and ferry station that does river cruises on the river Lima. From its part one of the main streets, the Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, which ends in the station.
    20. 20. Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra
    21. 21. Pero do Campo Tourinho fundador of Porto Seguro Brazil
    22. 22. Pero do Campo Tourinho fundador of Porto Seguro Brazil Pero do Campo Tourinho was donee of the captaincy of Porto Seguro. On May 27, 1534 was awarded the captaincy of Porto Seguro by D. João III, given the threatening presence of the French Tourinho traveled to Brazil in 1535 to take possession and demarcate their land. He took about 700 people. He lived 11 years in Porto Seguro and there left the mark of his genius building villages, forts and mills. Cleared the land, organized fishing, fought the Indians. Tourinho died in Portugal in 1553, buried in Lisbon. Porto Seguro is a city located in Bahia state, Brazil; the region surrounding Porto Seguro was the first to be discovered by Portuguese navigators in the current Brazilian territory. Coat of Arms is composed by a rammping bull . The coat of arms is placed in a magestic fountain in Belem (Fonte Luminosa) in front of Jerónimos Monastery together with 49 other coat of arms of important personalities from the time of Portuguese Discoveries.
    23. 23. Pero do Campo Tourinho fundador of Porto Seguro Brazil
    24. 24. Blessed Bartholomew of Braga, later known as Bartolomeus a Martyribus (Bartolomeu dos Mártires in Portuguese), out of veneration for the church in which he was baptized, was a Portuguese Dominican theologian and Archbishop of Braga. He died at Viana do Castelo on 16 July 1590
    25. 25. Frei Bartolomeu Fernandes dos Mártires
    26. 26. Hotel AXIS Viana in Viana do Castelo, Avenida Capitão Gaspar de Castro Architect Jorge Sodré Albuquerque
    27. 27. Forte São Thiago
    28. 28. The settlement of Viana da Foz do Lima, which it was called when King Afonso III of Portugal issued a foral (charter) on 18 July 1258, was a formalization of the 1253 Viana that the area was named
    29. 29. Monumento ao Pescador by José Rodrigues, 1989
    30. 30. Monumento ao Pescador by José Rodrigues, 1989
    31. 31. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Ana Moura - E Viemos Nascidos Do Mar (And We Came Born from the Sea) Mapa Do Coração (Map of the Heart)