Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Porto Cathedral, the Torre de Clérigos and cool architecture in general

There's been a bishopric here since the 5th or 6th century, but this , or Cathedral of Porto started construction in 1110 and was completed in the 13th century.


The Baroque 18th century Clérigos Church is best known for its tower, which you can see from practically anywhere in Porto:

There's plenty of interesting architecture all over Porto; I especially like this dramatic black and gold Art Nouveau doorway:

San Ildelfonso Church, with its beautiful azulejos tiles:

Azulejos adorn many, many buildings in Porto, and elsewhere in Portugal, for that matter:

Apropos of nothing in particular, a bronze statue of a newsboy at the mailbox:

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