Royal Charter granted to Porto by King Manuel I tells tales of ancient times at Casa do Infante

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The exhibition "THE ROYAL CHART OF PORTO. 1517-2017. MARK OF A KING, IMAGE OF A CITY" is open to the public starting June 11th, at Casa do Infante, from 9.30 am.

The city of Porto, graciously laid out over the bank of Douro River, was granted a Royal Charter by King Manuel I on June 20th, 1517. This was of major importance to the city as it confirmed the city being independent from feudal domain and directly dependent from the sovereign.

This exhibition, curated by Faculty teacher and researcher Paula Pinto Costa, has four different strands: 1. The Charter and Porto: symbol, brand and identity; 2. The Charter and Porto: King, law, power(s); 3. Porto in the 16th century: space, centrality and functionality; 4. The Charter by King Manuel I: art, technique, communication.

The exhibition is held both at Casa do Infante and at the City Hall. This latter location will be open to the public from June 20.

The City Hall will have on display a rotary of the historic archive of Porto in the 16th century. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that includes a facsimile of the Royal Charter on display.

Casa do Infante is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9.30 am to 12.30 am and 2 pm to 5 pm. The show will be on display until December 31st.

The exhibition will be closed on public holidays.

In the City Hall, the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm.