In Porto the building styles range from the Gothic to Baroque to Neo-Classical to Romantic to a few modernist examples. The churches are very old, so usually have Gothic or Romanesque structures with later additions of Baroque decorations overlayed. The business and residential buildings tend not to be built to stand for vast lengths of time, so they get replaced more often and are newer. In various sections of the city are clusters of unified styles. Here are some in one quarter from the turn of the century in the romantic Art Nouveau style.
|Inside the Majestic Cafe - this and following pictures|
|Where some music students were practicing acappella singing in Latin|
|In which a Portuguese mass was being celebrated and outside of which were military formations and a band waiting for a dignitary.|
|Love those spats|
|The interior of which was extremely ornately wrought in gilded Baroque ornamentation ("no photos, please")|
|These next three pictures are one church building|
|A neighbourhood church tucked amongst the neighbours|
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