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Nasoni and its Baroque Heritage in Portugal

Nasoni and its Baroque Heritage in Portugal

February 04, 2015

Discover the Baroque Heritage of Nasoni in Portugal. Through the north, explore the legacy of this Italian Architect!

Nicolau Nasoni arrived at Porto in 1725 and he fell in love with this city. The famous Italian architect lived and Porto and he leave us an incomparable heritage. Traveling through the north of Portugal we can be a witness of such gorgeous legacy.

From churches to palaces, we will show you its amazing baroque heritage. And guess what! After centuries of doubts, its grave was probably found. Find out where… 

Have you heard about Nicolau Nasoni, the famous baroque Italian architect that lived at Porto most of his life and leave us an enormous legacy at Porto city and the North of Portugal?

He arrived at Porto in 1725 and here he stayed until the end of his life. In fact, a legend tell us that he was buried in an uncertain place at Clérigos Church. Two weeks ago, during the works of reconstruction of the church, a subterranean chamber was found and probably it is the location of his grave.

Strolling around Porto historical city center you will find many unique churches made by an Italian architect.

  • The church of Misericórdia (Porto)
  • The church of Carmo (Porto)
  • Paço Episcopal (Porto)
  • The tower and church of Clerigos (Porto)

Regarding to the previous monument, we really recommend you to take courage and go up all the 76 meters up until the top, in order to have one of the most amazing panoramic views of Porto. Also take the opportunity to visit the museum of the church, recently inaugurated. 

On the surroundings of Porto you will find amazing Palaces made by him:

  • Palace of Bonjóia and Prelada at Porto
  • The amazing Barroque Palace of Freixo
  • Palácio de Mateus (near Vila Real)
  • Fountain and the staircase of the Santuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Lamego)

Take this suggestion and let yourself be amazed by the grace and grandiosity of his heritage.