The Oporto Cathedral (Portuguese: Sé do Porto), located in the historical centre of the city of Porto, Portugal, is one of the city's oldest monuments and one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Portugal
The current Cathedral of Porto underwent construction around 1110 under the patronage of Bishop Hugo and was completed in the 13th century, but there is evidence that the city has been a bishopric seat since the Suevi domination in the 5th-6th centuries.
The cathedral is flanked by two square towers, each supported with two buttresses and crowned with a cupola. The façade lacks decoration and is rather architecturally heterogeneous. It shows a Baroque porch and a beautiful Romanesque rose window under a crenellated arch, giving the impression of a fortified church.
The Romanesque nave is rather narrow and is covered by barrel vaulting. It is flanked by two aisles with a lower vault. The stone roof of the central aisle is supported by flying butresses, making the building one of the first in Portugal to use this architectonic feature.
This first Romanesque building has suffered many alterations but the general aspect of the façade has remained romanesque.
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miumiu (5881) 2008-03-30 9:06
robiuk (10807) 2008-03-30 13:16
Good take on Porto's cathedral, Thiago!
Composition in which you included everything important
to be seen from this particular angle.
Good use of polariser, too.
The only problem I've got is the Photo Info where it
says the focal length was 6.3mm - how is this possible?
Jardim (3243) 2008-03-30 13:56
A composição está boa. com boas cores e nitidez.Talvez o alinhamento vertical talvez pudesse estar melhor.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-03-31 0:48
Ola Thiago! Amazing point of view, wonderful perspective, ideal geometry. Perfect composition. Very good lightness and sharpness. Very good colors. Amazing picture. Saudacoes!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-25 3:27
Escolhi esta foto para o meu primeiro comentario por ser do PORTO.
E tambem uma das tuas melhores fotos. O angulo está um pouco apertado com o pelourinho a sobrepor-se á belissima Catedral.
As cores estao muito boas e a nitidez tambem
Cumprimentos e bom feriado
PS - Fico contente por me considerares um dos teu favoritos
- Copyright: Thiago Figueiredo (tjfigueiredo) (169)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Kodak Easyshrare Z740, 55mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-30 9:02