Casa do Major Pessoa

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Also called Casa do Rossio and facing the main channel of the Ria de Aveiro, the Casa do Major Pessoa is considered the main monument of Arte Nova architecture. On the initiative of Mário Belmonte Pessoa, this building was projected between 1907 and 1909, with the design of the architects Ernesto Korrodi and Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha.

The facade of the building is decorated with lilies, sunflowers, marigolds and others. It was bought by the City Council in 2004 and in 2008 it became the Art Nouveau Museum or Art Nouveau Museum. In 1997 it was classified as a Monument of Public Interest.

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Rua Doutor Barbosa Magalhães, 9-11 3800-243 Aveiro