Porto Contemporary Architecture Experience

Introduction

Visit works from the two Portuguese Pritzker’s Architecture Prize winners - Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura, which were born in Matosinhos (neighbor city North of Porto) and Porto, respectively.  

This experience is the best way to discover all the modern and contemporary buildings located in Porto, learn about the authors, influences and all the histories that you won’t find in touristic and architecture books.

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   Daily    4 hours
Highlights

Get to know the impressive Vodafone Headquarters in Porto 

 

Find out why the Piscinas das Marés (Tidal Pool) is in symbiosis with the ocean

  

Discover the dazzling House of Cinema Manuel de Oliveira, one of the most celebrated Portuguese film makers

 

Unveil the secrets behind the Casa da Musica (House of Music) 

Key details

LANGUAGES

Available in English. 

DURATION 

4 Hours 

MEETING POINT

Hotel or accommodation in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia 

SCHEDULE

Daily. After the booking you will be contacted by us to determine the starting time. 

Full description

Established in 1976, from the heritage of the School of Fine Arts of U. Porto (ESBAP), the Architecture University of Porto (FAUP) is one of the most famous architecture schools in the world.

Guided by a local architect, you will be able to visit the best examples of contemporary architecture of the city, understand architects, influences, styles and vision for the city of Porto.

You will visit works from the two Portuguese Pritzker’s- Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura. Those two innovative architects studied in Architecture University of Porto and had as teacher’s some of the most important names of "Porto School" (one of the most influential currents of contemporary architecture in Portugal).

During this architecture experience, you will also discover other beautiful examples of modern and contemporary architecture such as Casa da Musica by Rem Koolhaas (another PP - Pritzker’s Prize) and works from new values from the reputed Architecture School of Porto like Luis Pedro Silva, José António Barbosa e Pedro Guimarães (Barbosa & Guimarães) among others.

PROPOSED ITENERARY

NOT PAID WORKS

Aliados Avenue, São Bento Metro Station, Bouça, Vodafone Headquarters (exterior), House of Cinema Manuel de Oliveira.

PAID ENTRANCES PER PERSON

Architecture School- €5,00 | Casa da Musica- €10,00 | Serralves & Contemporary Museum-€10,00 | Casa de Chá da Boa Nova-€6,00 | Piscinas das Marés-€5,00 | House of Architecture-€5,00 | Cruise Terminal (optional if you have time) - €10,00

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Included

  • Guide specialist in Contemporary Architecture.

Excluded

  • Drinks, meals or other services not specified.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Entrance fees.

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Nearest town

Nearest Airport

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