Camara Municipal do Porto City Hall Porto

Camara Municipal do Porto (Porto City Hall)

Porto City Hall

The Camara Municipal (City Hall) in Porto dates from the 1920's and is located at the top of the elegant Aliados Avenue near Trindade Station.

The architect responsible for the building was Correia da Silva, working to an overall concept conceived by English architect and town planner Barry Parker (1867-1947), who was active in both Portugal and Brazil in the early 20th century.

Camara Municipal Porto, Portugal.

The tower of the building rises to 70 metres with a carillon clock in its centre. A staircase with 180 steps leads up to the top of the tower.

The impressive facade is granite with a number of statues by José Sousa Caldas and Henrique Moreira on the top section added as embellishments. The statues represent Porto's various industries such as viticulture and maritime trade.

Altogether the Câmara Municipal do Porto has six floors, a basement, and two inner courtyards.

Camara Municipal do Porto, Trindade, Porto.

Due to various delays in construction, the municipal authorities only moved into the building in 1957.

On the west side of the town hall is a tourist office (turismo) with information on the city in various languages.

In front of the building is a bronze statue of the writer and politician Almeida Garrett. It was erected in 1954 to mark the centenary of his deathand is by the sculptor Salvador Barata Feyo.

Camara Municipal do Porto.

Access - Getting There

Camara Municipal do Porto (
Praça General Humberto Delgado
Porto 4000-172
Tel: 222 097 000

To reach the Camara Municipal do Porto walk south from Trindade Station or north from Aliados Station on the Porto metro.

Camara Municipal do Porto.

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