Residence of Beco dos Redemoinhos

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Residence of Beco dos Redemoinhos (Casa do Beco dos Redemoinhos)
Residence (Casa)
Official name: Casa do Beco dos Redemoinhos
Named for: Beco dos Redemoinhos
Country  Portugal
Region Porto
Subregion Greater Porto
District Porto
Municipality Porto
Location Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória
 - coordinates 41°8′34″N 8°36′38″W / 41.14278°N 8.61056°W / 41.14278; -8.61056Coordinates: 41°8′34″N 8°36′38″W / 41.14278°N 8.61056°W / 41.14278; -8.61056
Architects unknown
Materials Reinforced granite, Masonry, Tile, Wood
Origin 14th century
Owner Portuguese Republic
For public Public
Management Instituto Gestão do Patrimonio Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Status Unclassified
Listing Included in the Historic Centre of the city of Porto (PT011312140163) and the Historic Zone of the city of Porto (PT011312070086)

The Residence of Beco dos Redemoinhos (Portuguese: Casa do Beco dos Redemoinhos), is a 14th century building situated in the Portugueses civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, municipality of Porto.

History[edit]

The building was likely constructed in the first half of the 14th century, as the principal residence of a wealthy merchant.[1] The owner had obtained his inspiration from his business trips to northern Europe.

Owing to alterations to the Sé Cathedral of Porto, the building was reduced in size, at a time when the merchants of Porto were connected to the commercial enterprises in Flanders, France and England.

Architecture[edit]

The long narrow building is located to the rear of the Sé Cathedral, but was reduced in size to the expansion of the main chapel.

The Flemish residence is marked by trilobe Gothic windows and the typical centralized chimney.[1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Costa 2003, Patrícia, SIPA, ed., Casa do Beco de Redemoinhos (IPA.00020012/PT011312140274) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, retrieved 23 October 2016 

Sources[edit]

  • 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