See Porto Through an Architect Eyes

Duarte

See Porto Through an Architect Eyes

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( 6 reviews ) star City tour Porto 1 - 4 watch_later 3 hours
  • Enjoy the city with Alvaro Siza's eyes
  • Architecture Highlights of Porto
  • See the work of Álvaro Siza Vieira
  • Private Tour
  • Local Architect guide

You will meet here: Museu Serralves

What you can expect

This 3-hour private tour will take you around all the main buildings and works designed by the Portuguese and Porto's own architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and followers, and winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992. You would also discover Porto's traditional and characteristical builduings.

You will get to see a number of his works including the Museu de Serralves, Porto (Contemporary art Museum)
The Museum of contemporary art was designed by Alvaro Siza in 1991 and open to public in 1999. Many great artist exhibited in this museum. It is surrounded by a renowned garden called Parque de Serralves, designed by the french landscape architect Jacques Greber.

Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto (Architecure Faculty)
Architecture Faculty of Porto was created in 1976 by Siza, being one of its most know creations. It is also one of the best architecture schools in Europe.

Casas sociais, SAAL, Bouça II, Porto (Social Housing)
Social Housing inserted in a national program destined to seek state aid to alleviate poor housing conditions in Portugal. Álvaro Siza worked for SAAL between 1973 and 1977, and during this time designed two housing projects in Porto, Bouça and the Sao Victor row houses.

Avenida dos Aliados, Porto (City's main square)
This square is the exact center of the city of Porto. Is was first designed in 1916, as a part of the expansion plan created by the architect Barry Parker. It is somehow the welcome hall of the city, where its citizens reunite here for a lot of the city's events. It was completely transformed by SIza and Souto de Moura in 2006.

Estação de metro de São Bento, Porto (metro station)
Project of one of the most beautiful metro stations in Porto at the heart of the city.

End of Tour with a magnificent view with Porto's skyline.

If you have any special request please let me know and I can create a tour according to your needs.


This is the plan

10:00
Meet up in Museu de Serralves
10:50
Tour in Faculdade de Arquitectura
11:30
Tour in Casas Sociais SAAL
12:10
Tour in Avenida dos Aliados
12:40
Metro de São Bento
13:00
End of Tour at Sé do Porto

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Museu Serralves
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
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checkDriver
checkA/C Car
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Guest pick-up

Duarte

6 reviews

I am motivated individual born in Porto, Portugal! I am also a Landscape architect, passionated by arts and culture and now a full time host and tour guide! I've lived in Italy for 2 years, Berlin for 1 year, and most recently Macau for 7 months. I am very relaxed, sociable, open minded, love to travel and meeting new people.
My ideas for life is to travel, start my own arch studio one day and then travel again :)"

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