Loading

Rua da Corticeira (Cork Merchant Street) and Passeio das Fontainhas) (Fontainhas Walk)

Ana Luísa Rosas da Silva2015

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

The Fontaínhas district contains a mixed assortment of buildings of differing types and uses. In the 19th century, the growth of the ceramics industry led to the installation of factories in various locations in the city, such as Miragaia, Monchique, Massarelos and Fontaínhas. The Carvalhinho Pottery Factory (c. 1840) located in the old Quinta da Fraga (between Calçada da Corticeira and the Passeio das Fontaínhas) was originally set up in the now ruined Chapel of Senhor do Carvalhinho. In 1853, the factory was given a large new building for the production of flooring and decorative ceramic tiles. Next to the chapel remain traces of ilhas, cheap housing agglomerations with poor living conditions, occupied by workers.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Rua da Corticeira (Cork Merchant Street) and Passeio das Fontainhas) (Fontainhas Walk)
  • Creator: Ana Luísa Rosas da Silva
  • Date: 2015
  • Location: Rua da Corticeira e Passeio das Fontainhas, Porto, Portugal

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile