McDonald's in Porto

McDonald's in Porto

McDonald's in Porto city centre is often cited as the most "beautiful" of all its near 40,000 locations throughout the world. Situated in the old Cafe Imperial this site is a wonderful example of Art Deco architecture both inside and out.

The cafe became a McDonald's back in 1995 and thankfully virtually all its period features have been retained. Inside the building is some wonderful stained glass and a sizeable crystal chandelier.

The most notable feature though remains the bronze eagle sculpture above the entrance. This was created by sculptor Henrique Moreira.


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