PORTO: New Creative Powerhouse
One of the oldest cities of Europe, Porto is now the new design powerhouse. World Heritage proclaimed by UNESCO and home of two Pritzker winners (Arch. Álvaro Siza Vieira and Arch. Eduardo Souto Moura), Porto has amid its many wonders an open air museum.
A vast stage for national and international creative minds, in its 41,66 km2 area easily you will find yourself surrounded by great architectural works or find in any corner an inspiring building.
Right in the heart of the city the landmark that is the Torre dos Clérigos developed by Nicolau Nasoni, close by you will be able to experience the Maria Pia bridge a work born from the partnership between the two great minds of Teófilo Seyrig and Gustave Eiffel, in between architecture and engineering you will find the gem that is Casa da Música a masterpiece by the renown Dutch Architect, Rem Koolhaas. Azulejos (tiles), considered by most an heritage in Portuguese Culture, can be uncover by the eyes of the most curious and if you have the pleasure to arrive by train at São Bento station prepared to be mesmerized by one of the many best kept architectural secrets in Portugal.