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5/29/12

Mercado Borges Ferreira in Porto


Ferreira Borges street, Oporto, Portugal

This market was built in 1885, by order of the City Council, in order to replace the old Mercado da Ribeira (Ribeira Market), according to the project conceived by the architect João Carlos Machado.

The Companhia Aliança (Alliance Company), an important foundry enterprise, carried out the construction works, which were concluded in 1888.

It operated as a market for a very short period of time, having been used for various purposes. Between 1939 and 1978 it was used as a Fruit Market and was later renovated after a long period of neglect. Today it is as a leisure centre.

Text: http://www.portoxxi.com
Photos:Celso Gonçalves

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