Why not try a pleasant walk on a pleasant promenade, where you visit one of the most beautiful areas of Porto. Chapels that were built in the middle of the XVIII century, destined to the procession of the fourth Sunday of Lent and symbolizing the footsteps of Christ on the Stations of the Cross.
The procession passed 15 chapels, but only five had a fixed structure (the rest were set up for the occasion) and all of them withstood the passage of time: Passo do Passeio Alegre; Passo da Rua Bela; Passo de Santa Anastasia ; Passo da Rua Alto da Vila and Passo do Largo do Rio da Bica.
These granite chapels have a baroque aesthetic, with small oratories on the outside and a medallion on the top. Inside, each altar has a painting dedicated to the steps of the Passion of Christ.
The steps were ordered to be built by the Confraternity of Senhor dos Passos and Nossa Senhora da Soledade and designed by Manuel dos Santos Porto.
– Passeio Alegre Path – Rua do Passeio Alegre, next to the access ramp to the Church of S. João da Foz
– Rua Bela Path
– Santa Anastasia Path – is located at Rua do Padre Luís Cabral
– Rua do Alto Vila Path
– Largo do Rio da Bica Path
Other points of interest in this area:
Arches of Montebelo Street – Once served as part of the aqueduct that supplied water to the residence of the Friars of Santo Tirso, who at the time were the owners of the lands of Foz do Douro.
Church of São João da Foz – Baroque church, with eight lateral altars of baroque carving. The façade has a niche where the image of St. John the Baptist is displayed.