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City Hall (Pacos do Concelho de Esgueira) description and photos - Portugal: Aveiro. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Pacos do Concelho de Esgueira.
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Aveiro is a city with a rich historical past. It is also considered one of the most interesting cities in Portugal, and because of the many built canals it is also called the "Venice of Portugal". The city is spread over the Atlantic coast and is located 220 km from Lisbon.
The history of the city begins in the 10th century. Due to its proximity to the ocean, Aveiro was a fairly large seaport, and was also famous for its fishermen. In addition to fishing, the population was still engaged in salt extraction, thanks to this industry, Aveiro began to flourish quickly. Initially, it was a small settlement, which received the status of a city in the XIII century. Aveiro was a successful city until the 16th century. In 1575 there was a violent storm that brought with it a lot of sand and silt and blocked the harbor. Today's Aveiro is flourishing again.
There are many architectural monuments in the city, some of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Connoisseurs of medieval architecture should definitely visit the historical center of the city, where the city hall is located, Pasos do Conselo. The town hall was built in the 18th century in the Tuscan style, which is quite rare in Portugal. Not far from the town hall there is a pillar of shame - Pelorinho de Eschgeira, built in the second half of the 18th century, and replacing another pillar, more ancient, installed at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1933, the pillar of shame was included in the list of local monuments.
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