Hello friends and colleagues , today this once again invite you to stroll through a beautiful ancient city in northern Portugal, this is the Republic Square , I hope you like it , then a few letters of the city.
The city of Viana do Castelo spans the southern slope of Monte Santa Luzia to the banks of the river estuary very close to Lima , is a populated since prehistoric times that eventually became a village of fishermen.
During the sixteenth century with improved navigation techniques , the Portuguese boats reached Newfoundland and was able to establish a strong and lucrative trade with Brazil was a significant enrichment of the population and also led to the construction of numerous palaces and Manueline renaissance during the fifteenth century Viana was established in a large colony of Jews from Catalonia who contributed to the commercial launch of the villa.
Today, the historic center of Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful in northern Portugal and retains a wealth of monuments as a whole cobblestone streets , ideal for leisurely walks .
The core is lively Praça da República , with some of the best examples of Portuguese architecture of the sixteenth century , as the Casa da Camera , Manueline style , displaying a gallery of arches and the shield of the city, along with a caravel recalling that several sailors participated Villa great discoveries overseas .
Among the buildings surrounding the square is the Mercy House built in 1520 which features a monumental door and two floors with elegant balconies with railings supported by caryatids , and Sotomayor 's house , decorated with Renaissance motifs .
The center of the square is dominated by a large source of the XVI century with four pipes , topped by an armillary sphere around the terraces of the bars in the area , giving it lively and a touch of color to this beautiful stretch plaza.
Around the plaza are other buildings such as the Mother Church of the fifteenth century with some Compostela influences.
Face it , there is a beautiful Renaissance-style facade , and on its northern side , the Casa dos Velhos , the sixteenth century that belonged to the discoverer of the Congo , João Velho.
Another segment worth the travel urban Velho Hospital is now home to the headquarters of the regional tourist office and the Palace of the Counts of Carreira , listed as one of the most beautiful in the city and become the town hall .
Loitering In this we must not overlook the journey through the streets of Sao Pedro and Candido dos Reis , where are some of the best noble houses of the city, and visit the local museum, housed in a palace of the eighteenth century.
Inside the palace is covered with paneling and tile panels themed scenes collected from homes across the continents. There are pieces in the museum of great interest, as tombstones , votive offerings , Indo- Portuguese furniture and especially a splendid collection of Portuguese faience blue in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Out of monumental center , which was walled in ancient times, is the Luis de Camoes Avenue , separated from the river by a beautiful garden and bridge designed by Eiffel Viana and built in 1878 replacing the previous wooden bridge.
At the exit of the inlet, before the river meets with the Atlantic you can see the Castle of Santiago da Barra, built under Philip II to defend the port of frequent pirate attacks .
Atop the Monte de Santa Luzia , which descends to the mouth of the river Lima, and holds the remains of a prehistoric citania , is the basilica of the same name in Neo-Byzantine style cosntruida late last century and with some influences of Sacre Coeur Paris .
The temple is accessible via a monumental staircase , road or even a funicular.
It is a very sleek construction and also as an excellent vantage point over the coastal strip , the river and the same population that extends into the lower part of the mountain.
Source : Tourism in Portugal.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-13 16:02
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PaulVDV (20233) 2014-06-01 4:15
A very beautiful square with the fountain and with each and every one of the houses with balconies often on several floors.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-06-01 4:18
Hello dear friend
wellcome today to the te first to the gallery
I unfortunately have never visited Portugal
lets hope in the future
thanks for inviting us to stroll through
a beuatiful ancient city in northern Portugal
I liked your useful notes and I travelled
today to this historical place
nice idea nice presentation
you gave a great guide of traveling
have a nice time
delpeoples (52305) 2014-06-01 4:26
Hola dear Angel
You are well travelled, dear friend. Here we find you in Portugal this time. The piazza is very beautiful, also the fountain. I like the blue caste and the razor sharpness. A delightful composition, thanks for sharing.
ourania (25574) 2014-06-01 5:19
a very delightful description, full of graphism and character. I like the way you played with symmetry and contrasts, producing a creative and elegant presentation of this fine urban setting. The smooth blue sky sets off the well defined details and the limited colour palette of the setting, what a lovely contrast the upper third of the frame provides. Your work with light and shadows is really great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
snunney (78821) 2014-06-01 5:21
A fine capture of this splendid fountain with the added bonus of some lovely architecture to be seen in the background. The light is very appealing and the colours agreeable. Excellent rendering of the architectural detail. Thanks for sharing.
fanni (14377) 2014-06-01 5:44
this is a beautiful sunny view! I like the composition and POV, too :)
but it is a bit strange that there are so few people around! on the other hand, it is good that there are no people... they do not block the beautiful view :))
miumiu (4644) 2014-06-01 6:31
Wonderful composition and sharpness.
l like this place with these old buildings and beautiful fountain. The atomsphere is very peaceful and calm.
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-06-01 7:26
A beautiful square, and your post does it justice to say the least. Great idea to have this fountain as the centerpiece, and your low point of view makes it pierce the horizon very nicely. A fantastic sky to shot against too, and the most pleasant light.
Thanks as always for a great image and note.
Cricri (100395) 2014-06-01 8:45
Belle image de la place avec la fontaine et les bâtiments en arrière plan, la lumière est très belle, le grand format est top pour apprécier tout les détails
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-06-01 13:15
Angel, tu comentario es impresionante, y tu foto es muy linda por su punto de vista, el color vivo y su panoramica!!
una postal de un lugar histórico y maravilloso!!
un saludo grane
nikkitta (12818) 2014-06-01 14:13
Buenas tardes Angel
Buena composicion con la fuente como punto de interes y el fondo de las tipicas ( lindisimas) casas con sus vidrios reflejando el cielo
Bien visto, bravo
emka (72306) 2014-06-01 14:33
Que sorpresa, la foto de Portugal. Muy buena foto de questa plaza con la fuente y lasa casas muy bonitas. Buena composicion. Buen trabajo amigo mio. Feliz comienzo de semana.
carlo62 (26910) 2014-06-01 15:01
la bella fontana domina la scena e la piazza, le facciate dei palazzi la contornano splendidamente, impressionante il numero di finestre e la loro grandezza.
PiotrF (3940) 2014-06-01 15:11
Nice view of square with the fountain.Interesting and unique place.Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done...As always, very good
rychem (18899) 2014-06-01 20:44
Beautiful photo with interesting fountain in the FG but I like the original architecture of houses too. Great clear and sharp photo, perfect light and composition
SWEETFREEDOM (21544) 2014-06-02 4:30
good p.o.v. and interesting architecuture.
Sergiom (53823) 2014-06-02 5:15
C'est un très beau petit village du nord du Portugal que tu nous présente aujourd'hui. J'apprécie la netteté de la place et cette très belle fontaine. L'arrière plan est superbe.
chrislo (4149) 2014-06-02 6:00
Bel ensemble architectural servi par une belle lumière et un point de vue intéressant incluant la jolie fontaine comme avant-plan. Le ciel bleu apporte une touche de couleur bienvenue dans cette ville aux teintes monochromes.
claudeD (30159) 2014-06-02 7:01
wonderful architecture shot from Viano do Castello showing much details and with good clarity and sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
P.S.: we had wonderful holidays in your region Andalucia. Very good weather, perfect hotel, excellent food and very interesting visits. We will come back surely, perhaps next year, and than we will visit the region of Malaga.
Nicou (115370) 2014-06-02 9:30
Avec la belle fontaine tout ronde en premier plan quelle vue et image sueprbe quelle tonalité et compo ce rendu sur les pierres en fond sueprbe captage.
SnapRJW (28917) 2014-06-02 9:35
Hello Angel - An attractive town square with the fountain making a good FP in your shot. I like the composition and especially appreciate the pretty and harmonious colours.
siolaw (38018) 2014-06-02 10:59
Jolie vue de cette place avec la fontaine qui est un intéressant sujet principal. L'image est bien nette et l'exposition est correcte. L'architecture des maisons est aussi très belle.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-06-02 12:30
Ciao Angel, gran bella piazza ornata da una magnifica fontana e da deliziose facciate, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
Giustiniani (2449) 2014-06-02 14:10
une très belle présentation de cette jolie place. Une belle fontaine et une belle architecture pour ces maisons joliment éclairées. Une superbe capture.
Une bonne semaine.
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-06-02 23:37
Beautiful shot of this town square surrounded by wonderful buildings.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
Tigerlily (2859) 2014-06-03 2:38
Wonderful image, Angel. Superb clarity and beautiful color. Very well taken.
adramad (34951) 2014-06-04 7:46
Una composicion fantastica, con esta preciosa linea de fachadas, que tienen un gran encanto y armonia con ese caracteristico estilo portugues, la fuente es un hermoso complemento.
Una imagen para disfrutar, con su hermoso colorido, gran luminosidad y perfecta nitidez.
Un abrazo, amigo mio.
serp2000 (37511) 2014-06-06 3:10
Another beautiful postcard from Portugal. One my friend had short trip to this country and he loves Portugal too.
Excellent composition, gorgeous architecture, the colors and sharpness are great!
Have a great weekend ahead!
ikeharel (51533) 2014-06-06 11:13
The bright daylight had enhanced the details on the buildings, and on the beautiful statue-fontana in the plaza, Angel.
Perfect sharp elements appears marvelousely.
Buen fin de semana,
siudzi (31831) 2014-06-08 1:56
Superb capture of this great fountain and beautiful old buildings in the background. All perfectly presented with great sharpness and natural tonality. Well done!
mkamionka (29155) 2014-06-09 5:41
beautiful square indeed. I like the old stylish architecture of the townhouses. The fountain in the middle adds a nice touch. The light was quite harsh but you did a great job here.
Very well done,
eldancer1 (24769) 2014-06-09 6:37
I like your pov of this beautiful building and the fountain. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
macjake (51436) 2014-06-18 3:50
here we have another elegant display of windows, windows and more windows :)
If you look closely, you can see the difference in the windows from here to the windows on the buildings in the small street on the left.
smart light, beautiful buildings, and thats a pretty fountain too. fine subjects all around
enjoy your day
npecanhuk (60224) 2014-06-19 9:42
Un lugar hermoso!
Una foto muy linda!
La nitidez, los colores, la luz, el punto de vista elegido y la composición son excelentes!
Me gusta todo!
Gracias por compartir!
Felicitaciones y saludos,
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (27481)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 4:06