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  • Avenida Aliados
  • Avenida Aliados Porto
  • Avenida Aliados Porto

Avenida dos Aliados, or the Avenue of the Allies, is a wide and stubby avenue in central Porto. The Porto City Hall (Câmara Municipal) is perched atop the avenue, looking down on a line of Art Deco and Art Nouveau façades. The avenue gets its name from a historic alliance between England and Portugal in the late 14th century.

There’s a wide promenade running up the centre of the avenue, laid over with grey stones although the original white stones can still be seen at the bases of statues, which are found in intervals along the path. The buildings on the avenue are mostly banks and hotels. Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square) rests at the bottom of Avenida dos Aliados, with a large statue of King Pedro IV astride his horse in the middle of the square. Be warned, the avenue is full of pigeons and they’re excellent shots.