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Things to do in Fanzeres

Fanzeres is a municipality in the city of Porto's Portugal.

1. Clerical church (Igreja dos Clérigos)

Clerical church (Igreja dos Clérigos)

The church was built by the Brotherhood of the clergy to draft Nicolau Nasonija, Italian architect and painter who has left behind a lot of works in the north of Portugal during the 18th century. Construction of the church began in 1732., And was completed around 1750.. The main facade of the church is decorated with heavy baroque motifs. This church was one of the first baroque churches in Portugal, after which many others have adopted its typical baroque elliptic construction plan. Altarpiece of the main chapel is made of marble. The monumental church tower is located at the rear of the building and was built between in 1754., And 1763., And Baroque decorations. The tower is 75.6 meters high and dominates the town. This great building has become a symbol of the city.

3. St Francis Church (Igreja de São Francisco)

St Francis Church (Igreja de São Francisco)

St Francis Church is the most prominent Gothic monument uu this area, which is also known for the exquisite interior decoration in the Baroque style. Located in the historic center of the city and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The construction of this church dedicated to St. Francis began around 1244. Year. 1383., Under the auspices of King Ferdinand I, the Franciscans at this location began to build more spacious church. This new structure is completed around the 1425th year.

5. Palace Stock Exchange (Palácio da Bolsa)

Palace Stock Exchange (Palácio da Bolsa)

Palace Stock Exchange is a historic building in this area. The palace was built in the 19th century by the city's business association in the neoclassical style. The first architect of the palace was Joaquim da Costa Lima Junior, who was in charge of the project in 1840. Till 1860..

2. Liberty Square (Liberdade Square)

Liberty Square (Liberdade Square)

Square has its roots in the early 18th century. Square was initially restricted medieval city walls and city palaces, many of which are now lost. After 1788., A religious order of St. Eligius built a monastery on the south side of the square which replaced the medieval wall. On the square is dominated by the imposing neoclassical facade of the monastery. During the 19th century, several factors have increased the importance of the square. The municipality moved into the building on the north side of the square after 1819.. 1866 was officially opened in the middle of the square, a monument to King Peter IV. The monument is the work of French sculptor Anatole Calmels. Today, the buildings around Liberty Square are banks, hotels, restaurants and offices. This square is an important tourist attraction Fanzeres and port-a.

4. Ribeira Square (Praça da Ribeira)

Ribeira Square (Praça da Ribeira)

Square is located in the historic district of Ribeira (the river in Portuguese). This part has been the center of intense commercial and manufacturing activities since the Middle Ages. Also, the square was the location of many fish stores. 1491. Was the buildings around the square were destroyed in the fire. In the northern part of the square is a monumental fountain three stories high, built in 1780., With the modern statue of St. John the Baptist sculptor John Cutileiro. Also on the square is a modern sculpture of Jose Rodrigues. Today, the Ribeira Square favorite place for tourists.

This place is full of protected historical sites and very small tourist destination.

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