Burgo Tower

Eduardo Souto Moura


FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

Open Visits

Regular Visits

Saturday: (30 min) 10h - 17h


Saturday: 12h

Camilo Rebelo

Maximum 20 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed


Designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, Torre do Burgo [Burgo Tower], with 17 floors, is possibly one of the most cosmopolitan buildings in the city, in the most exciting avenue in Porto. Evoking Mies van der Rohe’s architecture, the elevations are expressed in a modular way, without disregarding the orientation of the sun. The drawing of the façade hides in its composition the real number of floors, coveting being higher that it actually is. The architect’s irony translates itself also in the repetition of the “laid” composition of the annex volume and in its façade turned to the avenue, as if it has been cut by a knife, revealing the complexity of its construction system. Let us highlight also the wonderful sculpture by Ângelo de Sousa that contributes to the quality of the whole.



Avenida da Boavista, 1837


Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: STCP - 200, 203, 500, 502

Subway: Lines A, B, C, E, F, Casa da Música