Sunday, November 18, 2012

Freedom Square

Liberty or Liberdade Square (Portuguese: Praça da Liberdade) is located in the city of Porto, Portugal. The square has its origins in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1866 a monument dedicated to King Peter IV was inaugurated in the middle of the square.

It was in 1718 that a project for the urbanization of the area begun, which resulted in the creation of new streets and an ample square, known as Praça Nova (New Square).

The square was initially limited by the medieval walls of the city and by urban palaces, all of which are now lost.