Station 5 is located on the Rua de Entre Quintas in the building of an old Primary School located between the Casa Tait and the Romanticism Extension. The space, that was rehabilitated in 2017, is the point of confluence and irradiation of the Porto City Museum’s entire educational project.
In the Porto City Museum we are mediators among all places, objects, texts or contexts and among those who live here or visit us.
The stations to be explored are scattered throughout the geography of the city, the objects we imagine belong to many times and spaces of Porto. We cross, mix and let them inspire all the thoughts that feed the questions of the Museum.
In Entre Quintas, the sound axis, a programmatic axis that is transversal to all the stations, also intersects with the nature axis, due to its location and the surrounding green areas, the romanticism axis, by the presence of the Casa Tait and the Romanticism Extension, and the liquid axis, attested by the Ribeira de Vilar stream, which presents an open section in the Vilar valley. The old Vilar river results from the confluence of different streams flowing from the highlands, acting as a driving force for the operation of the various water mills where, throughout the 18th century, cereals and glass were ground for the ceramic industry.
Images—Atlas: António Alves (Porto City Museum) and Rita Xavier (Porto City Museum).
Rua de Entre Quintas, 156 4050-240 Porto
GPS: 41.147836, -8.628640
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