Blade Runner is a 1982 Sci-Fi movie directed by Ridley Scott and it’s my all-time favourite. If you’re a science fiction geek and you like old history like me (please, let me buy you a coffee!), you’re in the right place.
Inside a sober building near Bairro Alto, there’s a very quiet and semi-empty shopping center with a pretentious entrance with sculptures and a security guy/ doorman/ receptionist standing next to a tiny coffee-shop… you would never believe what was found. Back in ’91 when the excavations started to build this, the remain of King Ferdinand’s Wall was discovered, and luckily preserved.
The futuristic inside was projected to grow around what was left from a 14th century wall and defensive tower, and together they make the most unexpected structure in town: It’s a Blade Runner scene that was cut from the movie, and quite an unknown and quiet place that’s perfect to run away from the crowds.
It’s definitely a great place to hide from the busy city, get a coffee and admire the standing medieval wall near the decaying futuristic staircase.