São João National Theatre

José Marques da Silva / João Carreira

1920 / 1995

João Tuna


Visita ao espaço comentada pelo autor do projecto de arquitectura ou por um especialista convidado.


Sáb 12:30, Arq. Luís Soares Carneiro

Maximum 20 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

No wheelchair access

Photography allowed


An important figure in the modernization of Porto in the beginning of the 20th Century, Marques da Silva is the author of several buildings with an important urban function. That is the case of the S. Bento Station and also the S. João Theatre, which helps to organize the irregularity of the Batalha Square. Taking hold of part of the theatre destroyed by a fire in 1908, the new building has a stone decorated façade and an indoor structure in reinforced concrete. Visit the room and the backstage of this National Monument with an “Italian theatre” and access spaces articulated similarly to the ones in the Paris Opera.


Praça da Batalha


Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: STCP - 207, 400, 904, 905

Subway: Linha D - São Bento

Train: S. Bento