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House of Aurélio da Paz dos Reis

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The house and garden of Aurélio da Paz dos Reis is located in front of the garden of Nova Sintra Baron Manor House. This man is known as the father of the Portuguese cinema because of the movie he made of “Camisaria Confiança”, located in rua de Santa Catarina, that was considered the first movie of the Portuguese cinema. At his house in rua do Barão de Nova Sintra he developed many experiences with photography and flowers, two of his passions. He created one dahlia, called “Mimo de Nova Cintra” that was rewarded in an exhibition that occurred in Porto Cristal Palace. At Praça da Liberdade he had a store called “Flora Portuense” and its visiting card had the image of his property in rua do Barão de Nova Sintra. Aurélio passed away in 18th of September of 1931 and nowadays the building and the garden are abandoned (Source: Jorge Ricardo Pinto (2011), Bonfim - Território de Memórias e Destinos).

Address: Rua do Barão de Nova Sintra, no number, 4200-188 Porto

 

GPS coordinates: 41.14472,-8.5896492

 

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