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Igreja de Marco de Canaveses

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Alvaro Siza Vieira
 
location Marco de Canaveses
function church, religion
contributed by filipeb

The Santa Maria Church in Marco de Canavezes (near Porto) is part of an overall complex that, together with a planned Parish Centre, forms a small urban square. This is a quote by architect Siza, when visiting the site: “The visit to the place already chosen had disturbed myself deeply: it was a very difficult place, with great height differences, lofty to a highway with a lot of traffic. As if it was not enough, that area was marked by buildings of terrible quality. The construction of this parochial center is also the construction of a place, in substitution of a scarp very accentuated.”

 

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Joaquim Teixeira says:
E grande o atrevimento diser-se Igreja de Siza Vieira
mais respeito pelos marcoenses
15-May-13
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Igreja de Marco de Canaveses
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Barrio dos Murteirados 55
Portugal
Project is public!
How to get there? Take the national railway line from Porto to Marco de Canaveses. From the station you should be able to get a bus to town centre, since it's a little far. Taxis are not too expensive either and are usually available. You can already see the building on top of a hill from the train staton.
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Completion 1990
ArchitectAlvaro Siza Vieira
 
Project ID 3253
Latitude/Longitude 41°11'19N 08°08'45W
Contributed by filipeb
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