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Great original piece of the old city walls of Porto still intact. Would have loved to get up close and personal. Pointed out the staircase up the inner side of the walls to my wife who is scared of heights, it is just a series...More
Muralha Fernandina is a series of Walls built around the city for protection. The history of these Walls go a very long way back to the 13th or 14th century. The Walls tell the story of the city of Porto and its development over time...More
This is a section of the second Belt of city walls, it dates from the 14th Century, and there were originally 4 main gates and a number of smaller entrances, it was repaired in the 1920, and is well worth looking out for when in...More
We came across the Muralha Fernandina shortly after exiting the funicular railway at the top station. Our attention was first drawn to the area when we noticed the rectangular watchtowers and fortifications, so we went over to take a closer look. Origins date back to...More
I went up to see the Muralhas, but it was closed for renovation, so I saw only the outside walls. Muralhas Fernandinas is the name by which it became known the medieval waist of walls of Porto of which only small parts survived until our...More
The walk alone the route of the stretch of wall is beautiful in parts due to the stunning view of the river. The history of this 14th Century wall can be found along the way, with shield shaped info points. Well worth the effort.
Not that many people know of this gem. Well, maybe when tourists walk the upper part of Dom Luis Primero bridge they see a few people up on these walls...
The entrance is located at Bolhao, Largo Primero do Dezembro, left from Igreja Santa Clara......More