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These links have been chosen to provide more detailed information that will be a useful accompaniment to the gallery section of the site.

Included are online learning resources for all ages, and activities to try at home or in the classroom.

Many of these sites provide useful information for tourists arranging visits to the cities of Bristol or Oporto.


Acanthus Ferguson Mann

Acanthus Ferguson Mann is one of the South West of England's leading architectural practices, founded by George Ferguson. The site provides information and project portfolios of the architectural firm, and in particular it gives details and images of Millennium Square and At-Bristol developments.

Architecture Centre, Bristol

The Architecture Centre is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion and exploration of excellence in all aspects of the built environment. This site provides information on their role and educational activities, plus lots of useful links to other architectural and built environment sites.

This site is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). It provides information on careers and current debates in the word of architecture.

Architecture week

Lots of online resources for schools and fun kids' activities as well as information on National Architecture Week events.

Building Connections

This site is packed with information and materials for teachers and pupils on architecture and the built environment. It provides lots of accessible resources, ideas and case studies.

Commission for the Advancement of the Built Environment

The Commission for the Advancement of the Built Environment Education site has lots of projects and resources and a useful links page. Teachers can also order a copy of 360° magazine.

Editorial Blau

Editorial Blau, a Lisbon-based publisher specialising in high quality, bilingual books on architecture.

This section provides information, images and opinions on the work of important Oporto architect Alvaro Siza Viera.

Critique, biography, project list and other information about prominent Oporto architect, Eduardo Souto Moura.

Biography, project list and other information about another eminent Oporto architect, Fernando Tavora.

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA exists to advance architecture and promote excellence in the profession. It does this via an unrivalled programme of lectures, exhibitions and events; works in schools, community architecture projects and community architecture schemes.

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A useful American site that gives information about the engineering, history and construction of bridges. It includes a good learning section, which explains about different types of bridge and bridge building challenges.


Go to the fun and learning section of this site to find lots of children's activities based on bridges and bridge building activities.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Fact file on Clifton Suspension Bridge; the rest of the site is a gateway to architecture around the world and across history with 3D models, photos, architectural drawings, commentaries, architects biographies, web links, and more. Home page:

Ideers - Bridges

An educational and fun site about how bridges and buildings respond to stress, specifically earthquakes! This section of the site looks at the design of bridges.


PBS is a private, non-profit media enterprise based in Virginia, USA.

This section of the site includes an educational 'build a bridge' activity as well as links to good teaching and learning resources on bridges.

Pero's Bridge

This section provides information about Pero's bridge, and associated learning activities to try. Elsewhere on the site you can find useful learning resources about the slave trade in Bristol, and a whole range of other subjects. Slave trade in Bristol:
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Porto, City of Bridges

Details of all the bridges in Oporto, with their history and photos. A useful section of an informative tourist site where you can find information about almost any location or building in Oporto. Home page:

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Cultural organisations


At-Bristol is a popular educational resource that aims to bring science, nature and art to life. A place of discovery and surprise, home to various attractions; the Explore Centre, Wildwalk, the Imax cinema and the Imaginarium Planetarium. Find out more by visiting the site.

Bristol Cathedral

Gives further background information on the history of the cathedral as well as a photo gallery and virtual tour.

Bristol Oporto Association

This is the website of the Bristol-Oporto twinning association. It provides some interesting historical and cultural information about the two cities.

Fundação Serralves

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, is the largest cultural centre in Northern Portugal. The Museum presents contemporary art by Portuguese and foreign artists and aims to establish a dialogue between art produced in Portugal and abroad. There is an educational programme that aims to encourage engagement in the programme and increase the audience for contemporary art. 

Royal West of England Academy

This site gives more information on the history and exhibitions of the Royal West of England Academy.

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BBC Food

The food home page of the BBC. Features celebrity chefs, seasonal recipes, and information. You can subscribe to the BBC food newsletter, use a message board where you can ask questions, or find a recipe for your favourite dish.

Devon Food Links

Devon Food Links is a local food initiative based in Exeter. The purpose is to celebrate locally produced food and to contribute to sustainable agricultural development in the county. There is a newsletter and an extensive links section useful for all foodies in the area.


Quite literally, the world's biggest recipe collection. It contains over 16,000 recipes from all around the globe. You need to register, but it's free.

Food: Past and Present

All you ever wanted to know about the history of food around the world, what people eat now, and how food is produced. There are recipes, facts and more. This site is really just a huge collection of links, well organised into categories, and extensively covering the subject.

Gil's Portuguese recipes

A website full of recipes, mainly Portuguese but with a few other interesting additions. The site was created by a second generation Portuguese American and is often updated; it also provides useful links.

History of Port Wine

Lots of information about the production and history of port wine, for which Oporto is famous.

Oporto Wines

Buy port online, or click on the ‘all about port’ section to find out more about the history of port wine, the regions in which it is grown and how it is made.

Portuguese cooking

Gives a wealth of traditional home-style Portuguese recipes, helpfully organised into starters and soups, main courses and deserts.

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History and Geography

About Bristol

A useful site, which gives lots of interesting historical facts about Bristol's landmarks and architecture.

Brian Khol's Photogallery

A wonderful collection of photos of many of the Oporto and Gaia sites, also seen in the young people's images featured in the gallery section of this site.

Matthew of Bristol

One of many sites providing details about John Cabot and the Matthew's journey to Newfoundland, its design, history and voyages of the original and replica Matthew.

Memories of Bristol

A comprehensive site giving loads of information about the history of Bristol. It includes a library of photographs of all the districts of the city.

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport is a journey through time and space. Educators can download lessons and homework assignments. This is an interesting section about Henry the Navigator, who contributed much to Portugal's success as a seafaring nation.

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Portugal travel

More of Oporto's history, plus useful tips for travellers.

Portuguese Colonial History

An article about Portugal's role in the slave trade from the Encyclopaedia of World History.

Port cities Bristol

This site gives a real insight into the Bristol slave trade. There is information on the people involved in the trade, the routes the slave ships took, the campaign against slavery and the effects of slavery on Bristol and the wider world.

Virtual Tourist

A nice slide show taking you round the main attractions of Oporto, plus information for tourists.

Where now?

A superb visual site which allows you to have a 360° view of many of the important Bristol landmarks. For a virtual tour of Bristol Centre, including Pero's bridge and Harbourside, go to:

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