Portuguese Squares - Aliados Avenue, Porto

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Avenida dos Aliados was completely renovated in 2006. On the avenue you will be able to admire the statue of Portuguese writer Almeida Garrett, as well as the historic Guarany café.

Located in downtown Porto, is the most important avenue of the city of Porto and its construction is a tribute to the allied countries of the First World War. It was traced in the early XIX century by the Englishman Barry Parker and built by the architect Marques da Silva.

At the time, Porto was a bourgeois city, where the population lived on commerce and industry, and this kind of cosmopolitan avenue fit perfectly into the city's environment. The pavement was basalt and recalled the times of discovery and colonization.

Its buildings are made of granite and until 2006 the Avenida dos Aliados was landscaped. With the need to create a subway passage under the Avenue, it was decided that its revitalization was necessary. So, that year, it was decided to reformulate its architecture and calcite it with granite cobblestones.

The work was in charge of the architects Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura. The purpose of these changes was to allow people to walk across the avenue and to appreciate the beauty of their buildings, to drive cars in a ruled manner and to make the avenue more functional.

Cultural and social events can thus be held on the new avenue with enough space and openness to accommodate such events, so important for the revitalization and interaction of the city of Porto.
With all these changes, Avenida dos Aliados has become a modern, cosmopolitan avenue, at the level of any European city, facing people and the city's events.

On the avenue, you can admire a decorative marble fountain, alluding to Youth and the statue of the Porto writer Almeida Garrett, inaugurated in 1954.At the top of the avenue is the Porto City Hall.

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