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Porto Architecture Tours

Porto Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Portugal tailor made for Groups

post updated 7 May 2024

Contact for your architectural guide: isabelle(at)e-architect.com

Porto Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks – can be combined with Lisbon (and Madrid!).

Our Oporto guided tours are tailored to suit each booking. e-architect guided tours in Portugal are exclusive to each client.

If you are planning an office trip, a conference, or university visit in Northern Portugal please contact Isabelle at e-architect.

Porto Apartment Building – ‘Living Foz’ on Porto Architecture Tour:
Living Foz apartments on Porto Architecture Tour
image from the architect office

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Porto Architecture – Introduction

Oporto is one of two major cities in Portugal – alongside Lisbon – and is located towards the north of the country. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Alvaro Siza (various buildings) and Rem Koolhaas / OMA (Casa da Música).

Chapel and Meditation Room in Northern Portugal by Architect Studio Nicholas Burns:
Chapel and Meditation Room Northern Portugal- Porto Architecture Tours
photo : Peter Bennetts

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, designed by AL_A, architects – MAAT shortlisted for 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The first phase was designed by the architecture practice headed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete:
MAAT - Porto Architecture Tours
image from the architect studio

Other key architects with work in Porto include dEMM arquitectura, AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos, Regino Cruz Architect and Pedra Silva Architects.

Vodafone Building by Barbosa & Guimarães, architects:
Vodafone Building on Porto Architecture Tour
image © Barbosa & Guimarães

Oporto Architecture Walking Tours

Oporto Architecture Tours can focus on whatever buildings your group wishes to visit. We can provide basic advice ahead of your Oporto architecture tour such as which are the key buildings or a list of say the best contemporary interiors. We are happy to assist with your programme but we don’t arrange travel to the Portugal. Advice on hotels, restaurants and travel are only by special arrangement.

Porto Buildings : major architecture in Oporto

Porto Architecture Tour Reference

On behalf of MSMR I’d like to thank you for giving us such a wonderful tour.

Porto Architecture Walking Tour

The both of you were fountains of knowledge and my colleagues had nothing but positive things to say! I really enjoyed myself too so thank you again!

Obrigada, Danielle Mittee, for MSMR Architects, 23 October 2017

Oporto Walking Tours

Contact our travel office to arrange your Oporto tour: isabelle(at)e-architect.com / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Casa da Musica Building design by celebrated architects OMA
Casa da Musica, Oporto building by OMA
photo by Phillipe Ruault

Suspended Matter Box, Felgueiras, Porto building design by MMVarquitectos, Architecture Studio:
Suspended Matter Box, Felgueiras, Oporto- Porto Architecture Tours
photograph © Ricardo Oliveira Alves | www.ricardooliveiraalves.com

Can an architectural contemporary volume be a good neighbor to rural surrounding? This request had everything to be straightforward. MMVarquitectos were to do a remodeling and amplification project of a restaurant.

Architecture Tours

Other than Porto e-architect organise architecture walking tours in Lisbon, Portugal. We also offer city walks in other West European cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and London.

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Note – Oporto is often translated as Porto in English.

Portugal Architectural Designs

Vidago Palace Spa
Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira architect
Vidago Palace Spa Porto

Carlos Ramos Pavilion, School of Architecture of Porto
Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira architect
Carlos Ramos Pavilion Porto

Portugal Buildings

Portuguese Architecture Studios

Oporto architect Álvaro Siza Vieira was educated at the University of Porto School of Architecture – Escola de Belas Artes. Later in his career he went on to teach at the Oporto School of Architecture, Portugal. Alvaro Siza Architects have had a design studio in Porto since 1954.

More photos from architectural trip by MSMR Architects in 2017
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Some more recent Portuguese buildings to visit on your trip:

Chapel and Meditation Room, Northern Portugal
Architect: Studio Nicholas Burns
Chapel and Meditation Room Northern Portugal - Porto Architecture Tours
photo : Peter Bennetts
Chapel and Meditation Room, Northern Portugal
“This knoll features several monumental boulders, spaced apart; and a fine stand of trees around them, with tall trunks and dense foliage. In the midst of the knoll, was a faint clearing; and this place presented itself as a `natural, `logical’ and `inevitable’ location or locus for the Chapel.

Paradinha Cabins, Porto, northern Portugal
Architects: SUMMARY
Paradinha Cabins Arouca Portugal - Porto Architecture Tours
photo © Fernando Guerra_FG+SG
Paradinha Cabins, Arouca
Considering the roughness and the remoteness of the Paradinha Cabins plot it would be difficult, and extremely expensive, to assemble construction yards for a traditional building. Thus, in this case, resorting to pre-fabricated structures was not just a choice, but the only efficient option we had to simplify the building process within such conditions.

MG Coudelaria, Minho Region, Northern Portugal
Architecture: Visioarq
MG Coudelaria Minho North Portuguese Architecture News
photo : Maria João Gala
MG Coudelaria, Minho, North Portugal
The MG Coudelaria – signed by the Portuguese architecture firm Visioarq – recently won the A+Awards Popular Choice in the Details – Architecture + Wood category, in the 2022 edition of the prestigious Architizer international competition.

Canine & Feline Hotel, Parada, Vila do Conde
Architect: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Canine Feline Hotel Vila do Conde Portugal - Porto Architecture Tours
photo : João Morgado
Canine & Feline Hotel in Vila do Conde
The main program consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a hotel where the animals stay for a few days, during holidays or professional travel of their owners. The remaining program is a complement to the space’s activity, with a veterinary office, a grooming room, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.

Alto Tâmega Tourism Info Point, Chaves, north of Portugal
Design: AND-RÉ Arquitectura
Portuguese Architecture News Alto Tâmega Tourism Info Point Chaves
photograph : Ivo Tavares Studio
Alto Tâmega Tourism Info Point
The Alto Tâmega Tourism Info Point is the result of a public competition organized by the Intermunicipal Community of Alto Tâmega (CIMAT) that aimed for a Tourism Info Point that represented each of the six municipalities that compose it (Boticas, Chaves, Montalegre, Ribeira de Pena, Valpaços and Vila Pouca de Aguiar).

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