The main monuments of the city of Porto in miniature in an exhibition that can be seen in the shopping center La Vie Porto Baixa Center until May 15.
There are about 20 miniature buildings, which depict precisely all the details of the iconic landmarks in the city. The “Porto em Miniatura” exhibition can be seen on several floors of this shopping center in Porto downtown (Baixa), bringing together some of the most important monuments of the city, such as the Clérigos Tower (which in this exhibition is only “two meters high) São Bento Station, the jail of Relation, the Cathedral of Porto and the Church of Cedofeita.
These pieces belong to a private collection by Agostinho Conceição Gonçalves Teixeira, a genuine “tripeiro” (Porto resident) who, between the 30s and 50s of the last century, dedicated himself to scale models the main landmarks of Invicta(Porto) .
The show, sponsored by Hey Porto, has free admission.
“They are models that portray Porto of the past and memories, focusing on the main monuments of the city, with masterly precise details,” says Francisco Almeida Lemos, promoter of the initiative and current owner of this collection.
In this initiative Hey Porto promotes a contest, challenging its readers to take photographs of the miniature monuments present at the exhibition and the real ones. Then you can send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org together with name, nationality and date of birth. The images will then be evaluated by the Hey Porto team. The 10 best photos receive a free entrance to climb to the Clérigos Tower and will be published in the Hey Porto June edition.
La Vie Porto Baixa Center
Rua Fernandes Tomás 506/508 Porto
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.