The Boavista Avenue is a street layout that runs through the parishes of Cedofeita, Massarelos, Ramalde, Ramalde, Aldoar and Nevogilde, the city of Porto in Portugal.
With about five and a half thousand meters long, it is the longest Portuguese avenue, extending in a straight line from the Military Hospital of Porto to Gonçalves Zarco Square, known for Cheese Castle, the popular name of the ancient fort of St. Francis Xavier, by the sea.
It was opened in the mid-nineteenth century, but the last section between the Source of Moura and the sea was only finished in 1917.
Until the mid-twentieth century the avenue was a real mall with two rows of leafy plane trees that were eventually sacrificed to facilitate car traffic. Recent and occasionally controversial changes have given a new look to the avenue in resisting some examples of good architecture, but where many trees have disappeared from the central reservation.
New economic and cultural centrality of Porto along the promenade there are all, office buildings, hotels, shopping areas, living areas – many of them luxurious – also through a shopping area, where there are the most prestigious stores city ??and country.
Successive buildings in height and shops, in a way, descaracterizaram long and noble axis of communication, enriched, however, by installing the City Park, a vast recreational area and leisure sports.