The North and Porto are already an international brand. From here Talkie-Walkie plans a set of travels from Portugal to Iberian Peninsula. Each tour is inspired on different perspectives that bring (e)motion to the journey.
Rem Koolhaas © Caixa Negra
Álvaro Siza © Carlos Coutinho
Eduardo Souto Moura © Carlos Coutinho
Álvaro Siza © Talkie-Walkie
Rem Koolhaas © Caixa Negra
From 1750 to nowadays, Porto has always been a city where international architects left their print.
Nasoni pointed at the sky with the Clérigos Tower while Eiffel linked the Douro River's banks with a steel bridge.
This tour is guided by an architect from the Talkie Walkie team who will lead the visitants trough modern architecture.
The Museu de Arte Contemporênea de Serralves, Torre do Burgo and Casa da Música are buildings signed by the three Pritzkers Prize Laureates: Álvaro Siza, Souto de Moura and Rem Koolhaas.
Co-curated with ANNO - The Splendor of Northern Portugal (Raúl Pereira)
A tour around Porto's historical centre focusing on the role of the British presence in the city and the importance of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance along the centuries. A true story about the friendship between two old countries, narrated while staring at places of great beauty and historical significance and at heroes, remembering battles and wars, disasters, treason and literature. One must also keep in mind the ambrosia carried from the mountains down the river, the nectar that made the British fall in love with Northern Portugal.
"Oh salty sea, how much of your salt, are tears of Portugal!" in Portuguese Sea by Fernando Pessoa
Viana do Castelo, Vila do Conde, Aveiro and Ílhavo are all seaside cities, their urban evolution can be seen by the Vauban style fortifications built in the 17th century, by the fishing communities and by the best grilled fish in the world.
Recently the seaside has been urbanely requalified with cultural centres design by renowned architects and ecological routes with fluvial or dune’s landscape.
A Photographic experience stroll in the Atlantic seaside. This workshop is a walk through the historic fishermen’s neighbourhood and the old harbour, its renaissance forts and baroque churches. Visit the seaside and beaches where wealthy English families built their villas in the early 20th century. There will be enough time to witness the most recent urban transformations, where the city park reaches the sea, and to see the sculpture known as “Jellyfish”, from the American artist, Janet Echelman.
ROSA ET Al Townhouse
ROSA ET Al Townhouse
Let’s celebrate together with ancient convent’s pastry and trendy cake designers! We’ll unveil delightful secrets in each corner of the historical cafes and chocolate shops and finish with a toast at the local Champagnerie. It is included a workshop at a confectionery in Rosa et Al - TownHouse.
Since the 19th century, Porto has become an important literary centre for the Romanticism style. Camilo Castelo Branco is the most known writer from that period. Nowadays, Porto is considered an important European centre of art and architecture. Through visits from old books shop to modern art galleries, we propose an unusual way to discover the city and its historical secrets.
During a wine tasting you comment the wine's complexity, appreciate its character and admire its colour.
The same thing happens when you truly experience architecture.
"Douro Archiwine" tour offers in each wine tasting a different landscape as well as author's architecture from the baroque era to the present day.
Enjoy a boat ride through Douro river and visit one of the most magnificent landscapes of the Douro Wine Region with a visit to Foz Côa Museum. End your tour with a train ride whilst you listen to the poems by Miguel Torga, an author of the region.
We say that Portugal was born in Guimarães, and Braga is where Portugal prayed.
Nowadays, these two cities are 30 minutes apart from Porto and are much more than that!
Guimarães is UNESCO Heritage, it has a wonderful medieval centre and an International Art Centre with a collection from José de Guimarães. Braga has the Bom-Jesus Baroque Sanctuary and the Stadium projected by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
Aveiro is one of the main portuguese cities of the north coast, it is marked by its gastronomy and the presence of a saltwater estuary, which has given it over the years traditions associated with its use and a natural environment of its own.
It is also characterised by the abundance of architecture works of Art Nouveau, and has a good amount of projects of contemporary architects, many of which give life to the university pole of this city. There are contributions by Álvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Adalberto Dias, Joaquim Morais Oliveira, Victor Figueiredo, Carrilho da Graça and Aires Mateus. The buildings present in this pole give the city a particular presence in the Portuguese panorama of architecture. Here the unity of the spaces is guaranteed by the regular placement of the various buildings (with slight exceptions) guided by a central distribution square. The use of identical hights and similar materials reinforces this overall cohesion.
The city of ílhavo is closer to the beach and here it is also possible to visit a good number of works of renown portuguese architects, mainly from the ARX Portugal duo from Lisbon, and Ilídio Ramos.
Once upon a time there was a prosperous Roman town called Conímbriga,it existed thanks to the Lusitanian peace from II B.C. to the decline of IV A.D. Until one day, the Sueves plundered and almost destroyed Conímbriga and some settlers moved north to create what is now known as Coimbra. Coimbra was occupied by the Moors till the 8th century, and only became fully Christian by the end of the 11th century.
The first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, declared Coimbra as the capital of the kingdom in the 12th century.
Since the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, it was an important comercial harbour in the Mondego’s river and a centre of knowledge with the foundation of the first University of Portugal.
Coimbra has also a mistic destination called Fado, which is also the name of the musical genre typical of their students that sing about the tragic love story between the prince D. Pedro and his beloved Inês de Castro. The eternity of their love is represented in the Mosteiro de Alcobaça, and most recently a bridge conceived by Cecil Balmond.