Urban Planning

Free virtual tour to Porto Historic Centre, with a 360 degree view

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Miguel Nogueira

With curfew in place and confinement measures still in the agenda, visiting historic places and museums may be very much seem like wishful thinking. But there are other ways to explore the city landmark sites: accept the invitation by Porto City Hall and tour virtually through Porto Historic Centre, with a 360 degree view. Embark on an interactive virtual tour of Porto Historic Centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, here or through the website www.atlaswh.eu.

The initiative is organised by the Municipality of Porto, under the motto “Gostava que estivesses aqui!... no Porto Património Mundial" [“I wish you were here!...in Porto World Heritage”, free translation]. Altough the celebration kicked off on 25th Marcg, the agenda still offers events such as the launch of the book “Gostaria que estivesses aqui!" [“I wish you were here””, free translation], edited by the Museu da Cidade, today, 28th March, and the webinar "Gostaria que estivesses aqui... a pensar no Centro Histórico do Porto" is scheduled for 31st March, at 9.30 am. This webinar is themed "Centro Histórico do Porto, Ponte Luiz I e Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar", and includes the presentation of the Management and Sustainability Plano of Porto Historic Centre, namely the result of the pool to the community, jointly performed by Porto City Hall and by Porto Vivo, SRU.

Porto City Hall celebrates its Historic Centre from 25th to 31st March, with an agenda that includes initiatives developed in collaboration with different social agents and in partnership with the five World Heritage cities - Porto, Bordeaux, Florence, Edinburgh and Santiago de Compostela - that are part of the AtlaS.WH project, which is financed by the Interreg Espaço Atlântico programme, through the European Fund for Regional Development.