Varandas da Vitória
Inserted in the historic center of Porto, Rua da Vitória owes its name to the Church of Nossa Senhora da Vitória, built by Bishop D. Fr. Marcos de Lisboa in 1583. However, its toponym was previously vast, from Luís Coelho Viela, in the 17th century, in honor of a wealthy man, as it was known before as the Viela da Esnoga (Synagogue) that initially existed and later gave way to the São Roque chapel, which he also adopted, staying for some time known as the São Roque Alley.
It starts at Rua das Taipas and ends at Rua dos Caldeireiros and those who walk through it catch a glimpse of the topography marks of the city, with its slope, as well as the typical buildings that characterize it so much. Its privileged location, with its sloping land, allows the buildings to absorb the entire view of the city and the river.
The “Varandas da Vitória” building, enjoys this privileged location and opens to the view over the city offering 21 apartments, between T1 and T2.
The current Rua de São Bento da Vitória constituted the main street of the Olival Jewish quarter, created in 1386 by order of D. João I.
This was the fourth, the most famous and the last Jewish quarter of Oporto and existed for 111 years, between 1386 and 1496. Located within the perimeter of the Fernandinas walls of Oporto, in the current space of the quarter of Vitória, the Jewish Courela of Olival was an authentic ghetto, allowing to control the movement of the jews.
The Jews had freedom of action in the city, buying and selling, but were obliged to return to the Jewish quarter (mandatory curfew) at night when the bell rang the Trindades in the tower of the Olival door.
It is in what is today St. Benedict’s Street that, in the time of King John II and by royal order of 1487, thirty Jewish families expelled from Spain, settled with Rabbi Isaac Aboab, chief rabbi of Castile, giving rise to the thirty houses of the Quarter of the Jews , as informed by doctor Emanuel Aboab in his Nomology, where he bears witness to the synagogue built between São Miguel street and São Roque street, currently Vitória street.
By edict of D. Manuel I of 1496, the Portuguese Jews were given a period of one year to convert to Christianity or to leave the country. Whether because many have left their homes, or because those who were converted did not want to be linked to the Jewish past, the old Jewish quarter was almost deserted.
By the royal letters of 1534 and 1539, the king ordered the New Christians, who had settled in Ribeira Square or elsewhere in the city, to return to São Miguel Street (a designation that included the current streets of São Bento da Vitória and São Miguel). The Bishop of Porto, D. Baltasar Limpo (1537-1550), facilitated the transition process, receiving in return financial support for the construction of the monastery of São Bento da Vitória, built on the site of the thirty houses of the Jewish quarter.
The parking space is not included in the sale value of the property.
The places in the image above correspond to their respective fractions.