Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto

Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto

Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
That is located in the grounds of the cathedral, that has a dark past, it was once used as a punishment pillar, these days a meeting place and a nice place to hang out.
Written 9 January 2024
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I love this area of the Cathedral! It is so ample and lovely. It offers stairs to go to the pier area of Porto where you can eat and catch a boat! Cone and see for yourself! And visit the Cathedral please!! It is just amazing, and the tower look out lovely too! See my other reviews in Porto for more information! I am here for two weeks this time!
Written 24 September 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,583 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Apparently this is a punishment pillar and it dates from the 18th century. Most days you will find tourist taking a rest at its base and listening to the buskers playing music close by.
Written 30 March 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This post is similar to those found outside other public spaces in old cities. I guess it was used for punishment. Here it is just curious, and next to the big Cathedral.
Written 24 September 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
While it looks like it might be old, this pillory was actually built in 1945. It is, however, a recreation of an old pillory that was used in medieval times for punishment. It is located in the square in front of the cathedral.
Written 10 July 2022
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
You could almost say that it is the center of the old city where this monument called Pelourinho is located.
t looks like an ancient relic, but this is not true. This rococo style column is no more than an imitation of an old pillory placed there in 1945, as a decorative item, due to the works done in the Terreiro da Sé.
However, if you go up to it, you have a spectacular view of the city and the Douro River, and from it you can also enjoy an excellent view of the cathedral.
The square where it is located is surrounded by interesting museums to visit, such as the treasure museum or the city museum.
The cathedral also has a guided tour, however, as it was Easter when we went, the number of religious services that had prevented us from making the visit
Written 26 May 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were staring at this pillar and trying to figure out its purpose, and then we realized that it was for punishment. Very medieval and suitable to be near the old cathedral where lots of punishments were handed out.
Written 22 May 2022
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
On the terrace in front of the Se, which offers a beautiful view, there is a Manueline column, a pillory. This pillory looks very old but it is only 70 years old. It was built after the demolition of the buildings surrounding Se. The column is a symbol of the triumph of justice. In the past, it was used to execute sentences. Hooks on which criminals were hung have survived to this day.
Written 23 April 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This pillar is not a landmark for tourists as some tourists write, and Pelourinho is a pillory. Everywhere in Portugal and its former colony of Brazil, Pelourinho is made in the form of a spiral column made of a single piece, the top of which is crowned by a gilded metal ball (armillary sphere). Criminals or debtors were tied to this post and beaten with rods. It is strange to see this means of intimidating justice before a cathedral. Apparently, the word of Christ was not enough as a persuasion. But if you remember that the pillory was established in 1945 during the dictatorship of Salazar, then everything falls into place. In addition to the PIDE secret Police.
Written 17 January 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A striking moment in the square in front of Porto Sè. It's not like anything I've ever seen before and hard to describe. So I attach a picture!
I loved the Sè complex and the Pelourinho really added to it. Tourists congregate around it gazing lovingly ar the cathedral facade- as I did. Definitely worth your time.
Written 17 February 2020
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