Manueline Portal


The abolition of convents in Portugal in the 19th century marked the transformation of many religious buildings. In Porto, some disappeared completely, leaving only their names. November’s piece is an example of this and has its origins in the Monchique convent, built in the 16th century in Miragaia, between Rua da Restauração and Rua Nova da Alfândega. Little remains of the original building. The Manueline doorway that is displayed gave access to the convent’s chapel and is currently on display in the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s Rainha D. Amélia Velodrome Garden.