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We saw this post when visiting the top of this hill, where the Se Cathedral sits. There is a large open space outside the cathedral, and this Pillory post stands right in the middle, providing great photo opportunities for tourists. In reality it is a...More
Very interesting landmark. I got my stamp for a Camino de Santiago here. Admission is 3 euros. They have some old artefacts interesting architecture small bells. Do you spend a couple hours here but that would be about it. It must see if you’re in...More
The area around the Cathedral until 1940 had medieval housing that was demolished to make way for the open space that is there now.The obelisk was erected in 1945 although there is little reference to what it is or why. You do get great views...More
..... indeed until I looked closely I didn't realise or appreciate that this monument wasn't directly lined to the Cathedral.
You'll need to do your research separately to better / more fully appreciate the significance of the monument ....
Do take time when here to...More
On the grounds of the Sé do Porto Cathedral, atop a hill, overlooking much of Oporto, stands an odd “monument,”Pelourinho Sé Cathedral Porto – a gallows column. We were studying this column, when our driver/guide asked if we knew what we were looking at. Well,...More
The large square in front of Porto Cathedral was built during the Middle Ages, and this is where we discovered the pillory. The ornately carved twisting stone pillory is called a pelourinho by the Portuguese. The pillory we see today is a reconstruction of a...More