Warm colors for cold days on the Mural Coletivo da Restauração

The 14 modules of the supporting wall of the Palácio de Cristal Garden have a renewed face, exhibiting the new works selected as part of the Programa de Arte Urbana.The call for artistic interventions established the use of a common palette for all artists, to create a visual homogeneity on the mural. For this version, warm colours were suggested, as way to provide warmth and soothe the cold days.

Electricity distribution boxes brighten up Rua das Flores

Under the motto “500 anos da Rua das Flores”, 24 electricity distribution boxes greet the new year with new colours. The works result from Programa de Arte Urbana launched by the municipal company Ágora for the annual intervention in equipment arranged along the iconic street.

The magic of Christmas spreads light through the streets of Porto

The spirit of Christmas season is felt in the city. The lighting shines around 80 streets, squares, plazas, and gardens in Porto, where you can, again this year, find a Christmas tree in front of the City Hall building.

Brand new Pergola in Foz!

Pérgola da Foz, one of the most iconic constructions on the Atlantic front of the city of Porto, was rehabilitated by the Municipality. This structure was heavily damaged and the goal was to restore the concrete structure and the balcony. The surrounding balustrade, ramps and stairs to access the beaches, from Jardim dos Ingleses to Esplanada do Molhe, were also repaired.

The Mercado do Bolhão is finally starting to tick!

The Bolhão Market construction project is about to enter its conclusion phase. Right at Rua Formosa, we find the centennial Mercado do Bolhão building, where an intensive repair and restoration work, much like that of watchmaking, is ongoing. The works are estimated to conclude in the second half of the year. Circa 120 workers are keeping old features and traditions alive, by renovating a system of gears and springs at the heart of the old building, which will bring back to the city the heritage

Porto’s Christmas Market

Porto’s Christmas Market, at the Praça da Batalha, and several fairs and Xmas events can be spotted all across town; and there are several proposals that are certain to bring back Xmas magic to the month of December, amid such an unprecedented year. This is the chance to not only find those unique and original Christmas gifts but also support local and traditional traders.


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