This beautiful spot, usually called Roundabout of Boavista, is one of the oldest symbols of Porto, located in the more noble part of the city, in Mouzinho de Albuquerque street. We can’t talk about this spot without mentioning the beautiful monument in the center of its garden. It is a great monument, more than 40 meters high, with a sculpture of a lion above an eagle, related with the French invasions. The lion represents Portugal as the winner of this battle and the eagle represents France.
I remember when I was a child and I came here to participate in the popular feasts of S. João. A long time ago during the popular feasts of S. João it was possible to find on in the garden of the monument a lot of games and attractions for the children. Then, the Porto city hall started organising the traditional book fair here.
It’s also common for football supporters to celebrate on this street when they win the football league. The Boavista Football Club supporters did so when they won the Portuguese football league for the first time in 2000 and I participated in this event. Nowadays, it’s possible to see any event that is taking place here. If you decide to visit, don’t forget that!