Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro Square – A garden to enjoy the autumn in Oporto

Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro Square – A garden to enjoy the autumn in Oporto

It is one of the most recent green spaces in the city and one of the quietest, despite all the movement around it.

Located in the Antas area and surrounded by several cafes ideal for a family breakfast, this garden was built in 1948. Initially it was designated as Velasquez Square Garden (Spanish painter, 1599-1660), name by which it is still known by the older residents.

Its current name – Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro Square – honors the former Portuguese Prime Minister, born in Porto in July 1934 and died on December 4, 1980, in a plane crash near Lisbon.

This circular shaped garden has a sculpture alluding to the politician. With ample space for walking, running or cycling, it also has places with shade and benches that invite you to rest.

The former FC Porto stadium (Estádio das Antas, which is now demolished) was very close by, so on football days it was one of the busiest places in the city.

On the third Saturday of each month, an Antique Fair takes place in this garden.

STCP (Bus): 300,301, 305, 401, 402, 805, 806 and 8M

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4 December, 2017 /
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