In the nineteenth century, the small fisherman’s village of Leça da Palmeira was one of the favourite seaside resorts of the English colony in Porto (Oporto in English). While certain distinguished members of Porto’s high society, otherwise known as the ‘Port-wine aristocracy’, rented houses for the holiday season, others decided to move to Leça permanently. Many wished to escape the overcrowding and pollution associated with Porto’s relatively late industrial boom. Situated at the mouth of the River Leça, the British enjoyed Leça da Palmeira because it was remote but, at the same time, only a short distance from the city centre (which enabled businessmen to commute).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRestaurants and Dining Rooms
EditorsFranziska Bollerey, Christoph Grafe
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-01365-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-36332-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameInterior Architecture

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