Palace Pinto Leite - Porto

Palace Pinto Leite - Porto

The Place Pinto Leite, previously known as the Casa do Campo Pequeno is another wonderful example of faded grandeur in Porto.

This imposing house was built to the order of Joaquim Pinto Leite in the mid 19th century. He belonged to one of the wealthiest and most influential families in Portugal.

What happened between this time an 1966, I'm not sure. However this is when the state bought the house to turn into a Music Conservatory. This happened in 1975 but in 2008 the building became empty.

Since then it has gradually faded, although some level of repair seems to have been maintained. In recent years the house has been bought and there are plans afoot to convert it into a cultural / artistic venue.


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