Walking through the New City Gate | Arco da Porta Nova

The New City Gate is one of the most important landmarks and one of the places that you definitely want to photograph from many angles. Through this entrance we can start a real architectural walk by a significant number of Roman and Christian constructions.
Quietly you can start and enjoy your photography tour! Soon you will have to decide whether you take photos or do some shopping – both are worth it!
The New City Gate – Arco da Porta Nova – was designed by André Soares, famous sculptor and architect, and built from 1772 to 1773, the original entrance is now 500 years old and was the last of the seven doors to be opened – the triumphal arch was built to connect Rua de Souto – the most important commercial street – to the external part of the town in order to expand it.
Coordinates 41°33′0.95″N 8°25′45.51″W

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