These are the remains of the very first velodrome (bicicle race track) built in Portugal. It has been built circa 1894, by the Royal Velo Club of Oporto, in a location donated by the portuguese monarch, also a club associate. The founder of the club, António Nicolau de Almeida, also founded the Foot-Ball Club of Oporto (FCP - do you remember Mourinho?)
These are the placements of the 4 stadiums that FC Porto owned or used since its foundation in 1893. The same man that created the Royal Velo Club of Oporto (check "ancient velodrome" on this site), Antonio Nicolau de Almeida, was also the founder of FC Porto. Stadium 1 was replaced by a factory, Stadium 2 is still in use for training purposes, Stadium 3 ("das Antas") was de...
(Padrão dos Descobrimentos) is a monument that celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration, of the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river in the Belém parish of Lisbon, Portugal.
Where ships departed to their often unknown destinations.
The monument consists of a 52 metre-high slab of concrete...
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