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She Changes (The Anemone)

Open Now: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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An interesting sculpture!

Lovely to look at although we saw it during the day when it was not lit up. It was still a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Another of the large floating sculptures

Porto has lots of interesting public art works. The Anemone which is another great example is a... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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She Changes, known locally as "A Anemona" (The Anemone) is a beautiful and imposing sculpture with international awards designed by the famous american artist Janet Echelman. Located near the main beach of Porto (Matosinhos), it is considered by...more
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Praca Cidade do Salvador, Porto 4100-170, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely to look at although we saw it during the day when it was not lit up. It was still a very interesting sculpture on a beautiful beach. The audio tour also passes this sculpture!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I enjoy eclectic art so we made it our mission to see The Anemone while we were in Porto. It is something to see and is in a nice area by the sea. We were there in the daylight and I can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't make an effort to go to Matosinhos just to see the sculpture although you could easily take the #500 bus from Praca Libertade or Sao Bento for less than 2 Euro. I was there four different nights and it was never illuminated at...More

Thank Karl G
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Porto has lots of interesting public art works. The Anemone which is another great example is a tribute to the sea. It's huge, it's strange to look at until you get close by. It is a sea creature. We saw it twice and it's definitely...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 18, 2018

A steel ring and three poles, make the miracle. If you come from the city tired, stressed, you sit down to look at it and in minutes you will be better. Now if you are a tourist, you have it all, its beauty, its movement,...More

Thank carcanvel
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A stunning sculpture, very well made and well preserved. Definitely a must see if you're into that type of art. I only think it should've much better light works at night.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

She changes is a very interesting sculpture. It was commissioned from a woman artist, and it is freeflowing. Did not get to see at night, unfortunately..

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

It is a really nice focal point, it looks impressive, but disappointingly it wasn't lit up when we went past in the evenings. I was hoping for some nice photos.

2  Thank LewisJPL
Reviewed July 29, 2018

passed this sight during a windy day so have not seen it lit at night. IT still was a sight, making shapes and billowing on a roundabout at the far end of the bus stop 500.

Thank ejedi
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Upon first seeing this giant "She Changes" sculpture of a fishing net, (or is it a sea anemone plant?) you wonder how in the world is this thing being held up? Apparently it's a monument to fishermen and the sea. All I know is that...More

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