São Cirilo Community Centre

Nuno Valentim and Frederico Eça


JFF - João Ferrand Fotografia

Open Visits

Regular Visits

Saturday: 11h, 11h30

Sunday: 10h, 10h30, 11h, 11h30


Saturday: 10h

Nuno Valentim Office

Maximum 25 people per visit

Reservation required

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed

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The São Cirilo Community Centre, created by Jesuits in Porto, is a building designed by architect Nuno Valentim with the purpose of accommodating people and families (national and foreign) going through temporary hard times. The community space develops from the street, in a permeable and accessible way, till the very end of the irregular plot. The light of the spaces is guaranteed by the existence of two patios with a rectangular shape and different dimensions. Serenity reigns in colour and in the transparency of the abundant glass layers that surround the small garden. Detailed in a simple way, the solution looked to fulfil the limited budget. The three floors of the main elevation express themselves through a simple language, almost generic in the scope of contemporary architecture, but sensitive to the rhythm and scale of its immediate context.



Rua Barão Forrester, 968


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Public Transport

Bus: STCP - 202, 203, 300, 301, 302, 303, 402, 502, 508, 602

Subway: Lines A, B, C, E, F, Carolina Michaelis