Residence Rua de D. Hugo

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Residence Rua D. Hugo (Casa da Rua D. Hugo)
Archaeological Site of Rua de D. Hugo
Residence (Casa)
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An exterior view of the Residence on Rua D. Hugo showing a mix of typologies
Official name: Casa da Rua D. Hugo, 5/Arqueossítio da Rua de D. Hugo
Named for: Estoril
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Greater Porto
District Porto
Municipality Cascais
Location Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória
Architects Maria Helena Rente, José Carlos Portugal
Style Medieval
Materials Granite, Masonry, Plaster, Metal, Tile
Owner Portuguese Republic
For public Public
Easiest access Rua D. Hugo
Management Instituto Gestão do Patrimonio Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Status Unclassified
Listing Included in the Historic Centre of the City of Porto (PT011312140163) and Historic Zone of the City of Porto (PT011312070086)

The Residence Rua D. Hugo (Portuguese: Casa da Rua D. Hugo, 5/Arqueossítio da Rua de D. Hugo) is a residence and archaeological site in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the municipality of Porto, in the Portuguese district of Porto.


Traces unearthed in the 1980s, trace antecedents to a proto-historic redoubt, that may have assisted in early Roman occupation, leading to a late medieval successor.[1] The original "residence" was Gothic but destroyed; the owners took advantage of the original walls to construct a new building.[1]

In 1871, the residence was owned by Manuel Cardoso Corte Real.[2]

In the 1980s, archeological excavations were undertaken in the interior of the building, revealing that the site was likely occupied far earlier then originally expected; human occupation remotes to the 4th or 5tth century.[2]

In 1993, the building was recuperated and the seat of the Secção Regional do Norte da Ordem dos Arquitectos (North Regional Section of the Order of Architects) was transferred to site.[2] The following year the site won the João de Almada prize for the onsite architectural design.[2]


The residence is located in an urban area, addorssed to a visible medieval wall, alongside the Sé Cathedral, with a small parking area in the northwest.[2]

The interior, at 3 metres (9.8 ft) depth, through 20 layers of archaeological excavations, archaeologists discovered integrated architectural ruins dating to the 4th century.[1] These included the vestiges of a proto-historic Castro that lead to the formation of the city, as well as Roman and late Medieval periods.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Núcleo Arqueo-sítio D. Hugo (in Portuguese), Porto, Portugal, archived from the original on 3 February 2008, retrieved 3 February 2008 
  2. ^ a b c d e Costa, Patrícia; Filipe, Ana (2010), SIPA, ed., Casa da Rua D. Hugo, n.º 5 (IPA.00020007/PT011312140269) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, retrieved 19 October 2016 


  • Porto a Património Mundial, Processo de Candidatura da Cidade do Porto à classificação pela UNESCO como Património Cultural da Humanidade - 1993 (in Portuguese), Porto, Portugal: Câmara Municipal do Porto, 1993 

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Coordinates: 41°08′35″N 8°36′38″W / 41.1430°N 8.6105°W / 41.1430; -8.6105