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Guidebook for Matosinhos

Cesar Manuel Freitas
Cesar Manuel Freitas
Meðlimur síðan 2018
Cesar Manuel Freitas

Guidebook for Matosinhos

Sightseeing
Climb the lighthouse! Wednesday is the day to venture up the 46-metre lighthouse at Leça, also known as Farol da Boa Nova. It’s free and offers the best view of the area.
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Leca da Palmeira Lighthouse
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Climb the lighthouse! Wednesday is the day to venture up the 46-metre lighthouse at Leça, also known as Farol da Boa Nova. It’s free and offers the best view of the area.
Named Building of the Year 2017 in the Public Architecture category by the highly respected ArchDaily online magazine, the Leixões Porto Cruise Terminal is a great building to photograph, thanks to its spiral shape and shiny white exterior (using tiles made by Portuguese company Vista Alegre). The terminal is also home to the Sea Center of the University of Porto’s Science and Technology Park, an important maritime research unit. Visits on sunday mornings.
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Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões
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Named Building of the Year 2017 in the Public Architecture category by the highly respected ArchDaily online magazine, the Leixões Porto Cruise Terminal is a great building to photograph, thanks to its spiral shape and shiny white exterior (using tiles made by Portuguese company Vista Alegre). The terminal is also home to the Sea Center of the University of Porto’s Science and Technology Park, an important maritime research unit. Visits on sunday mornings.
Suspended above the roundabout behind the beach is an arresting piece of public sculpture. This is the work of the American Janet Echelman and made in 2005. It was Echelman’s first permanent public installation, and she has gone on to produce sculptures for cities across Canada and the USA. In her now established style She Changes is a gossamer-light arrangement of circular nets 45 metres in diameter and harking back to Matosinhos’ traditional fishing industry. The netting is in a variety of colours and densities, so it looks different depending on the time of day or angle you view it from.
She Changes
Suspended above the roundabout behind the beach is an arresting piece of public sculpture. This is the work of the American Janet Echelman and made in 2005. It was Echelman’s first permanent public installation, and she has gone on to produce sculptures for cities across Canada and the USA. In her now established style She Changes is a gossamer-light arrangement of circular nets 45 metres in diameter and harking back to Matosinhos’ traditional fishing industry. The netting is in a variety of colours and densities, so it looks different depending on the time of day or angle you view it from.
This ornate, 75-metre bell tower, which watches lovingly over the city of Porto, is arguably the city’s most iconic silhouette. It was opened in 1763 and is blessed with a beautiful barrage of Baroque motifs thanks to its Italian designer Nicolau Nasoni. Given its prominent position, you can get some amazing 360° views of the city from the top, but you’ll have to climb 225 steps to get there.
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Clérigos Tower
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This ornate, 75-metre bell tower, which watches lovingly over the city of Porto, is arguably the city’s most iconic silhouette. It was opened in 1763 and is blessed with a beautiful barrage of Baroque motifs thanks to its Italian designer Nicolau Nasoni. Given its prominent position, you can get some amazing 360° views of the city from the top, but you’ll have to climb 225 steps to get there.
Brito Capelo is a myth in the city of Matosinhos. Considered, for many years, the commercial center of the city. Crossed by the Metro, this pedestrian street is characterised by the concentration of traditional shops and creative companies in expansion. Dated from the end of the century XIX.
Rua de Brito Capelo
Brito Capelo is a myth in the city of Matosinhos. Considered, for many years, the commercial center of the city. Crossed by the Metro, this pedestrian street is characterised by the concentration of traditional shops and creative companies in expansion. Dated from the end of the century XIX.
This owes its planning to the visionary spirit of the Almadas whose restoration work brought a new brightness to the city of Porto in the second half of the 18th Century. The road was extended as far as Alameda da Aguardente, today's Praça Marquês de Pombal. Its imposing façades house some fine examples of the Art Nouveau style. Over 1500 metres long, the Rua de Santa Catarina, part of which has been pedestrianised, is the busiest shopping street in the city centre with clothing stores, haberdashery, shoe shops, the Via Catarina shopping mall and countless street vendors, less or more legal and carts selling handicrafts and jewelry.
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Rua de Santa Catarina
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This owes its planning to the visionary spirit of the Almadas whose restoration work brought a new brightness to the city of Porto in the second half of the 18th Century. The road was extended as far as Alameda da Aguardente, today's Praça Marquês de Pombal. Its imposing façades house some fine examples of the Art Nouveau style. Over 1500 metres long, the Rua de Santa Catarina, part of which has been pedestrianised, is the busiest shopping street in the city centre with clothing stores, haberdashery, shoe shops, the Via Catarina shopping mall and countless street vendors, less or more legal and carts selling handicrafts and jewelry.
When Googling this park, if you’re faced with a bunch of fiberglass dinosaurs, then you’re in the wrong Crystal Palace. Despite the lack of prehistoric models, these gardens are somewhat more exotic than what London has to offer. Not only does this verdant paradise have a maze of walkways, tree-lined waterways, sculptured topiary and a huge domed pavilion (all thanks to German landscape architect Emile David), but it overlooks the Douro River too. Well worth the hike up there.
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Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
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When Googling this park, if you’re faced with a bunch of fiberglass dinosaurs, then you’re in the wrong Crystal Palace. Despite the lack of prehistoric models, these gardens are somewhat more exotic than what London has to offer. Not only does this verdant paradise have a maze of walkways, tree-lined waterways, sculptured topiary and a huge domed pavilion (all thanks to German landscape architect Emile David), but it overlooks the Douro River too. Well worth the hike up there.
The Serra do Pilar is a jagged hill above the Douro river on the Gaia side. Needless to say, the view is spectacular, especially at sunset. Visit the thirteenth-century monastery to find out more about the four World Heritage sites in Portugal’s northern region: the historic centres of Porto and Guimarães, the Douro wine region and the Côa Archaeological Park.
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Serra do Pilar
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The Serra do Pilar is a jagged hill above the Douro river on the Gaia side. Needless to say, the view is spectacular, especially at sunset. Visit the thirteenth-century monastery to find out more about the four World Heritage sites in Portugal’s northern region: the historic centres of Porto and Guimarães, the Douro wine region and the Côa Archaeological Park.
You absolutely, positively must visit Ribeira. This old city district located by the Douro is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Yes, it’s swarming with tourists, but don’t let that put you off. Cross the river in a rabelo boat; go wobbly looking at the Luíz I, D. Maria II and Arrábida bridges (great backgrounds for dramatic photos); visit the Bacalhoeiros Wall, the Casa do Infante museum, the Rua da Reboleira, Cubo square, São Nicolau Church and the ‘Alminhas da Ponte’, a sculpture by artist Teixeira Lopes, then head up to the heights on the Guindais Funicular Railway.
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Cais da Ribeira
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You absolutely, positively must visit Ribeira. This old city district located by the Douro is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Yes, it’s swarming with tourists, but don’t let that put you off. Cross the river in a rabelo boat; go wobbly looking at the Luíz I, D. Maria II and Arrábida bridges (great backgrounds for dramatic photos); visit the Bacalhoeiros Wall, the Casa do Infante museum, the Rua da Reboleira, Cubo square, São Nicolau Church and the ‘Alminhas da Ponte’, a sculpture by artist Teixeira Lopes, then head up to the heights on the Guindais Funicular Railway.
Foz is almost a mini-city within Porto. In the nineteenth century it was a seaside resort where Brits and well-heeled Porto residents went on holiday. Nowadays, visit it for its beaches (several of them have a blue flag), seaside-y outdoor cafés (try the ones at the Praia da Luz and iBar’s, located among the rocks), or a stroll in the sun along the Avenida do Brasil with its view of the Atlantic. Nearby is the Queijo Fort, the Passeio Alegre Fountain, the Felgueiras lighthouse, the Molhe Breakwater and Old Foz (a quainter part of the district).
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Foz do Douro
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Foz is almost a mini-city within Porto. In the nineteenth century it was a seaside resort where Brits and well-heeled Porto residents went on holiday. Nowadays, visit it for its beaches (several of them have a blue flag), seaside-y outdoor cafés (try the ones at the Praia da Luz and iBar’s, located among the rocks), or a stroll in the sun along the Avenida do Brasil with its view of the Atlantic. Nearby is the Queijo Fort, the Passeio Alegre Fountain, the Felgueiras lighthouse, the Molhe Breakwater and Old Foz (a quainter part of the district).
It’s been voted one of the world’s most beautiful railway stations. The outside is super-cool, in a Belle Epoque Parisian kind of way, but it’s the interiors that will really knock you out: the station lobby walls are covered with 20,000 decorative tiles, which took painter Jorge Colaço 11 years to complete, portraying scenes of Portuguese history, daily life and transportation (for the trainspotters). Catch a train from here to nearby towns such as Miramar (with its beautiful beaches and mansions), Braga or Guimarães. And if you miss your train, so what?
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São Bento Station
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It’s been voted one of the world’s most beautiful railway stations. The outside is super-cool, in a Belle Epoque Parisian kind of way, but it’s the interiors that will really knock you out: the station lobby walls are covered with 20,000 decorative tiles, which took painter Jorge Colaço 11 years to complete, portraying scenes of Portuguese history, daily life and transportation (for the trainspotters). Catch a train from here to nearby towns such as Miramar (with its beautiful beaches and mansions), Braga or Guimarães. And if you miss your train, so what?
Porto’s Cathedral (‘Sé’) is the city’s most important church. Built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, it’s a national monument. Look out for the gothic cloister, the chapel frescoes, the Teixeira Lopes sculpture in the baptistery and the medieval portrait of Our Lady of Vandoma, the city’s patron saint. When locals talk about the ‘Sé’, they don’t just mean the cathedral: the name also applies to the historic district at Porto’s heart. Wander its streets, keep Google Maps turned off and you’ll thank us for it.
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Porto Cathedral
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Porto’s Cathedral (‘Sé’) is the city’s most important church. Built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, it’s a national monument. Look out for the gothic cloister, the chapel frescoes, the Teixeira Lopes sculpture in the baptistery and the medieval portrait of Our Lady of Vandoma, the city’s patron saint. When locals talk about the ‘Sé’, they don’t just mean the cathedral: the name also applies to the historic district at Porto’s heart. Wander its streets, keep Google Maps turned off and you’ll thank us for it.
The Guardian and travel website Lonely Planet picked this as the world’s third most beautiful bookstore. Are they having a laugh? It’s gorgeous! More than a century old, Lello is an art nouveau pearl with gothic details, stained glass and a fabulous red staircase, said to have inspired the one in Hogwarts (JK Rowling once lived in Porto). Harry Potter fans: make a beeline here immediately. There are so many visitors these days that you are now charged to enter, but this is discounted from any purchase. Plenty of tours go to the Lello Bookstore.
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Livraria Lello
144 R. das Carmelitas
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The Guardian and travel website Lonely Planet picked this as the world’s third most beautiful bookstore. Are they having a laugh? It’s gorgeous! More than a century old, Lello is an art nouveau pearl with gothic details, stained glass and a fabulous red staircase, said to have inspired the one in Hogwarts (JK Rowling once lived in Porto). Harry Potter fans: make a beeline here immediately. There are so many visitors these days that you are now charged to enter, but this is discounted from any purchase. Plenty of tours go to the Lello Bookstore.
Porto’s sister city Gaia has the famous Port wine cellars. They’re gorgeous, with guided tours to teach you the history of the stuff and the distinguishing features of each variety (there are many varieties of port). Every tour has a happy ending: a Port tasting. We recommend the Porto Calém Wine Cellar. Besides the traditional tour to the cellars, Calém offers a unique experience available at no other Port wine cellar, a fado concert, the traditional Portuguese music. This experience combines two of the most iconic aspects of the Portuguese culture, Port wine and fado. An unmissable experience!
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Porto Cálem
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Porto’s sister city Gaia has the famous Port wine cellars. They’re gorgeous, with guided tours to teach you the history of the stuff and the distinguishing features of each variety (there are many varieties of port). Every tour has a happy ending: a Port tasting. We recommend the Porto Calém Wine Cellar. Besides the traditional tour to the cellars, Calém offers a unique experience available at no other Port wine cellar, a fado concert, the traditional Portuguese music. This experience combines two of the most iconic aspects of the Portuguese culture, Port wine and fado. An unmissable experience!
It may be one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Porto, but Cedofeita is the place to find the best of Portugal’s vibrant second city. Its restaurants evoke cuisines from all over of the world and there’s a whole block dedicated to contemporary art galleries and murals. Meanwhile shoppers trawl boutiques stocking vintage clothing and accessories, homewares, antiques and jewellery, and enough gourmet Portuguese products to fill your pantry for a year.
Cedofeita
It may be one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Porto, but Cedofeita is the place to find the best of Portugal’s vibrant second city. Its restaurants evoke cuisines from all over of the world and there’s a whole block dedicated to contemporary art galleries and murals. Meanwhile shoppers trawl boutiques stocking vintage clothing and accessories, homewares, antiques and jewellery, and enough gourmet Portuguese products to fill your pantry for a year.
A modern art museum, a 1950 house and a green park full of little corners to explore, make for one of the most visited spaces in Porto. Take your time to appreciate it and end the visit with a tea on the terrace.
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Fundação Serralves
210 R. Dom João de Castro
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A modern art museum, a 1950 house and a green park full of little corners to explore, make for one of the most visited spaces in Porto. Take your time to appreciate it and end the visit with a tea on the terrace.
This pompous 19th-century building with a vast Neoclassical façade is the former stock exchange that was built to impress and earn the credibility of European investors. Inside it could be mistaken for a royal place. Especially the ornate Arab Room, an oval chamber that attempted to copy Granada’s Alhambra Palace. It is now “the grand reception room” of the city where heads of state and other luminaries are received on a visit to Oporto. During your visit, you can’t miss the Pátio das Nações and the marvellous Arab Room.
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Bolsa Palace
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This pompous 19th-century building with a vast Neoclassical façade is the former stock exchange that was built to impress and earn the credibility of European investors. Inside it could be mistaken for a royal place. Especially the ornate Arab Room, an oval chamber that attempted to copy Granada’s Alhambra Palace. It is now “the grand reception room” of the city where heads of state and other luminaries are received on a visit to Oporto. During your visit, you can’t miss the Pátio das Nações and the marvellous Arab Room.
Built in the 14th century, St. Francis Church is beyond any doubt the most beautiful church in Porto, mainly because of its gilded wood interior. About 500 kg of gold were needed to literally cover the church’s interior. The luxurious church will surely astonish you and visiting it should definitely be on your list of things to do in Porto.
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Monument Church Of St Francis
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Built in the 14th century, St. Francis Church is beyond any doubt the most beautiful church in Porto, mainly because of its gilded wood interior. About 500 kg of gold were needed to literally cover the church’s interior. The luxurious church will surely astonish you and visiting it should definitely be on your list of things to do in Porto.
Rua da Flores is certainly one of the most touristic streets in the city of Porto. It wasn’t always like this. This street, that crosses São Bento Station and São Domingos Square, was the old street of merchants and aristocrats. Crossing Rua das Flores is not always an easy task, given the amount of people entering and leaving the shops, grocery stores, and cafes, on the terraces. Until today, the street has maintained its original profile and architecture of the XVII, XVIII e XIX centuries, and this is where one of the most emblematic baroque façades of Porto can be seen, the Misericordia Church (1749-1750), rebuilt by the architect Nicolau Nasoni.
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Rua das Flores
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Rua da Flores is certainly one of the most touristic streets in the city of Porto. It wasn’t always like this. This street, that crosses São Bento Station and São Domingos Square, was the old street of merchants and aristocrats. Crossing Rua das Flores is not always an easy task, given the amount of people entering and leaving the shops, grocery stores, and cafes, on the terraces. Until today, the street has maintained its original profile and architecture of the XVII, XVIII e XIX centuries, and this is where one of the most emblematic baroque façades of Porto can be seen, the Misericordia Church (1749-1750), rebuilt by the architect Nicolau Nasoni.
Food Scene
Antonio Mezzero, a master pizzaiolo from Naples and ambassador of Neapolitan pizza in Portugal, is the mentor at Pizzeria Antonio Mezzero, a restaurant where regulars wait patiently to be seated. That’s because the pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven in real Neapolitan style, with thin crusts, thick edges and fresh ingredients, some of which are imported straight from Italy.
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Pizzeria Antonio Mezzero
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Antonio Mezzero, a master pizzaiolo from Naples and ambassador of Neapolitan pizza in Portugal, is the mentor at Pizzeria Antonio Mezzero, a restaurant where regulars wait patiently to be seated. That’s because the pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven in real Neapolitan style, with thin crusts, thick edges and fresh ingredients, some of which are imported straight from Italy.
It is at this fresh produce market where many of Porto’s top chefs stock up on fresh fish and shellfish. Even if you don’t take anything home, it’s a great place to take photos, explore the Lavra neighbourhood, and work up an appetite for lunch.
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Municipal Market Angeiras
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It is at this fresh produce market where many of Porto’s top chefs stock up on fresh fish and shellfish. Even if you don’t take anything home, it’s a great place to take photos, explore the Lavra neighbourhood, and work up an appetite for lunch.
The Manifesto is inside the Mercado de Matosinhos. It is a minimalist space but where a kiosk specialized in independent publications fits, a gallery that exposes documentary photography, and also a reading area served by a coffee shop that sells filter coffee. And, believe me, you will need coffee to keep up with this day's pace.
Manifesto
The Manifesto is inside the Mercado de Matosinhos. It is a minimalist space but where a kiosk specialized in independent publications fits, a gallery that exposes documentary photography, and also a reading area served by a coffee shop that sells filter coffee. And, believe me, you will need coffee to keep up with this day's pace.
Still a working market, but also now a place for great prepared food – from sushi to veggie dishes, cakes and speciality coffees – and a design incubator.
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Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos
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Still a working market, but also now a place for great prepared food – from sushi to veggie dishes, cakes and speciality coffees – and a design incubator.
Try these ice creams! The ice creams at Modì – Gelateria Italiana are made daily by hand and are the best way to end a great day at the beach. The flavours vary but if they have the pistachio or watermelon in stock, there’s no need to consider any of the others.
Modì - Gelateria Italiana
Try these ice creams! The ice creams at Modì – Gelateria Italiana are made daily by hand and are the best way to end a great day at the beach. The flavours vary but if they have the pistachio or watermelon in stock, there’s no need to consider any of the others.
No cocktails, no wine list, no gourmet snacks, no hipster tunes. Guindalense is a humble drinking hole, no tricks, no frills – but with a breathtaking view, from right on top of the river, next to the Luíz I bridge, which is lit up at night. It’s located in the heart of Porto, in the Sé district, and you couldn’t ask for a better place to take in the city with a drink in your hand, far away from downtown’s bustle. They regularly hold dances that play Portuguese popular music; if you happen to arrive in the middle of one, don’t be shy and join in.
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Guindalense Football Club
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No cocktails, no wine list, no gourmet snacks, no hipster tunes. Guindalense is a humble drinking hole, no tricks, no frills – but with a breathtaking view, from right on top of the river, next to the Luíz I bridge, which is lit up at night. It’s located in the heart of Porto, in the Sé district, and you couldn’t ask for a better place to take in the city with a drink in your hand, far away from downtown’s bustle. They regularly hold dances that play Portuguese popular music; if you happen to arrive in the middle of one, don’t be shy and join in.
The Rua das Flores has long been the city's best street for opening a new business. And if it's a cool, well decorated, lively restaurant, then success is practically guaranteed. The long communal table does have a hint of the school canteen about it – but don't worry, this is not cafeteria food. Pretty much everything is good here: from appetisers such as smoked salmon and quail eggs to larger dishes (which you can share) such as the Lafões veal. The latter is one of this busy street's highlights. Tips: – The desserts here are among Porto's most creative. Order the biscuit cake, served by the centimetre. – The restrooms have a 6 and a 9 on the doors. Yeah, we're not sure either.
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Cantina 32
32 R. das Flores
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The Rua das Flores has long been the city's best street for opening a new business. And if it's a cool, well decorated, lively restaurant, then success is practically guaranteed. The long communal table does have a hint of the school canteen about it – but don't worry, this is not cafeteria food. Pretty much everything is good here: from appetisers such as smoked salmon and quail eggs to larger dishes (which you can share) such as the Lafões veal. The latter is one of this busy street's highlights. Tips: – The desserts here are among Porto's most creative. Order the biscuit cake, served by the centimetre. – The restrooms have a 6 and a 9 on the doors. Yeah, we're not sure either.
At Casa de Pasto da Palmeira, in Cantareira, snacks are on another level. 'Alheira' muffins, Rui-style eggs and smoked chicken rolls are among their best-known treats. They have a regularly updated menu and every month something new comes along, such as fried chestnuts, pork cheeks with pumpkin cevadotto or the cinnamon and sweet eggs ice cream. Will they still be on the menu when you visit? Probably not. But that's all part of the fun. Tips: – The “alheira” sausage muffins and chicken rolls are permanent fixtures but everything else changes, so if you taste something you like - order seconds! – The outdoors tables are among Foz's most coveted, even in cold weather.
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Casa de Pasto da Palmeira
450 Rua Passeio Alegre
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At Casa de Pasto da Palmeira, in Cantareira, snacks are on another level. 'Alheira' muffins, Rui-style eggs and smoked chicken rolls are among their best-known treats. They have a regularly updated menu and every month something new comes along, such as fried chestnuts, pork cheeks with pumpkin cevadotto or the cinnamon and sweet eggs ice cream. Will they still be on the menu when you visit? Probably not. But that's all part of the fun. Tips: – The “alheira” sausage muffins and chicken rolls are permanent fixtures but everything else changes, so if you taste something you like - order seconds! – The outdoors tables are among Foz's most coveted, even in cold weather.
If downtown’s Largo São Domingos is Porto’s food mecca, Traça was one of its leaders: it was the first one there. It brought a new concept to the city – namely, mixing Iberian snacks and good beef cuts. We suggest you order foie gras blades over caramelised apple, a best-seller, and so are the deer rump carpaccio or the charolais ribeye. Tips: – From Monday to Friday, set menus cost €8.50. – All desserts are homemade and 100% cooked in the restaurant. – It’s very popular, so don’t take any risks and make a reservation.
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Traça
88 Largo São Domingos
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If downtown’s Largo São Domingos is Porto’s food mecca, Traça was one of its leaders: it was the first one there. It brought a new concept to the city – namely, mixing Iberian snacks and good beef cuts. We suggest you order foie gras blades over caramelised apple, a best-seller, and so are the deer rump carpaccio or the charolais ribeye. Tips: – From Monday to Friday, set menus cost €8.50. – All desserts are homemade and 100% cooked in the restaurant. – It’s very popular, so don’t take any risks and make a reservation.
Brasão is a proper Porto success story. It’s the ‘son’ of O Paparico in Areosa, which has got to be a good thing. It brings a degree of quality to snacks, offering hardcore francesinha sandwiches (plus lighter options) as well as rump or sirloin steaks. The menu is simple and hearty, and they cater brilliantly for larger groups (though you do need to book ahead). Take your meat mates along. ‘Meat’ is an anagram of ‘mate’, after all. It’s open till midnight (2am on Fridays and Saturdays). Tips: – Try the special Brasão by Sovina beer. – Start with fried onion in black garlic mayo and go for the hazelnut chocolate mousse for dessert.
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Brasão Cervejaria Coliseu Baixa
205 R. de Passos Manuel
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Brasão is a proper Porto success story. It’s the ‘son’ of O Paparico in Areosa, which has got to be a good thing. It brings a degree of quality to snacks, offering hardcore francesinha sandwiches (plus lighter options) as well as rump or sirloin steaks. The menu is simple and hearty, and they cater brilliantly for larger groups (though you do need to book ahead). Take your meat mates along. ‘Meat’ is an anagram of ‘mate’, after all. It’s open till midnight (2am on Fridays and Saturdays). Tips: – Try the special Brasão by Sovina beer. – Start with fried onion in black garlic mayo and go for the hazelnut chocolate mousse for dessert.
Majestic is considered one of the most beautiful cafés in the world. The locals call it Porto’s crown jewel. We think it is absolutely gorgeous. Opened in 1921, with a belle époque architecture, it was the place where artists met up. You can actually smell the history of this place pregnant with the intense political, philosophical and artistic debates that once took place there. It almost feels like going back in time.
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Majestic Café
112 Rua Santa Catarina
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Majestic is considered one of the most beautiful cafés in the world. The locals call it Porto’s crown jewel. We think it is absolutely gorgeous. Opened in 1921, with a belle époque architecture, it was the place where artists met up. You can actually smell the history of this place pregnant with the intense political, philosophical and artistic debates that once took place there. It almost feels like going back in time.
Head out to Foz and enjoy a cup of coffee at Tavi while taking in a tremendous view of the ocean. It is the perfect setting for watching the sunset.
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Tavi - Confeitaria da Foz
363 R. da Sra. da Luz
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Head out to Foz and enjoy a cup of coffee at Tavi while taking in a tremendous view of the ocean. It is the perfect setting for watching the sunset.
Opened in 1933, designed in an art deco style, this has been a meeting point for politicians, local businessmen, and artists ever since. It is one of my favorite places in town due to its architecture. Additionally, it is one of the few good places for you to listen to live fado. Have a seat and drink an amazingly good cimbalino while enjoying the view over the bustling Aliados Avenue.
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Café Guarany
85/89 Av. dos Aliados
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Opened in 1933, designed in an art deco style, this has been a meeting point for politicians, local businessmen, and artists ever since. It is one of my favorite places in town due to its architecture. Additionally, it is one of the few good places for you to listen to live fado. Have a seat and drink an amazingly good cimbalino while enjoying the view over the bustling Aliados Avenue.
Windowshopping at Padaria Ribeiro is a bit like watching a tennis match. Head goes right (“I’ll have that sausage roll”); head goes left (“oh, but that passion fruit tartlet looks so delicious”); then right (“what about that whole grain bread?”); then left (“look at those almond tarts”). And the ball keeps bouncing... One thing we can tell you: it’s all good.
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Padaria Ribeiro
21 Praça de Guilherme Gomes Fernandes
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Windowshopping at Padaria Ribeiro is a bit like watching a tennis match. Head goes right (“I’ll have that sausage roll”); head goes left (“oh, but that passion fruit tartlet looks so delicious”); then right (“what about that whole grain bread?”); then left (“look at those almond tarts”). And the ball keeps bouncing... One thing we can tell you: it’s all good.
Everyone’s got their own favourite version of Porto’s famous multi-layered sandwich, but Santiago’s is the one that unites francesinha lovers everywhere. This is one thick wodge of meaty, carby heaven.
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Café Santiago F
198 R. de Passos Manuel
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Everyone’s got their own favourite version of Porto’s famous multi-layered sandwich, but Santiago’s is the one that unites francesinha lovers everywhere. This is one thick wodge of meaty, carby heaven.
This is not your average sausage-in-a-bun. Imagine a thin toasted loaf stuffed with mouthwatering sausage and melted cheese, then sprinkled with butter and spicy sauce and sliced into pop-it-in-your-mouth pieces. The counter of Cervejaria Gazela in the Batalha neighbourhood is where you’ll find the hottest dogs in town.
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Gazela Cachorrinhos da Batalha
4 Tv. Cimo de Vila
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This is not your average sausage-in-a-bun. Imagine a thin toasted loaf stuffed with mouthwatering sausage and melted cheese, then sprinkled with butter and spicy sauce and sliced into pop-it-in-your-mouth pieces. The counter of Cervejaria Gazela in the Batalha neighbourhood is where you’ll find the hottest dogs in town.
Every pastelaria worth its sugar has a take on the éclair. What makes Leitaria da Quinta do Paço’s stand out from all the rest is the filling: sweet whipped cream rather than your regular gloopy custard. And the lightness of the pastry and perfect milk chocolate icing don’t do it any harm either.
Dairy Quinta do Paco
1288 Rua de Brito Capelo
Every pastelaria worth its sugar has a take on the éclair. What makes Leitaria da Quinta do Paço’s stand out from all the rest is the filling: sweet whipped cream rather than your regular gloopy custard. And the lightness of the pastry and perfect milk chocolate icing don’t do it any harm either.
The permanent queues out of the door make it clear that something good is happening inside Casa Guedes. Stand in line for long enough and you’ll discover what that something is: a delicious pork-leg sandwich with mountain cheese. The pork is swimming in sauce, the cheese is creamy and the bread is lightly toasted. It’s all your sandwich dreams come true.
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Casa Guedes
130 Praça dos Poveiros
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The permanent queues out of the door make it clear that something good is happening inside Casa Guedes. Stand in line for long enough and you’ll discover what that something is: a delicious pork-leg sandwich with mountain cheese. The pork is swimming in sauce, the cheese is creamy and the bread is lightly toasted. It’s all your sandwich dreams come true.
Friendly place to have breakfast or eat a quick and simple meal. It's a simple cafe but with good service, just around the corner from the apartment
Cafetaria Snack Pontinho
229 Av. da República
Friendly place to have breakfast or eat a quick and simple meal. It's a simple cafe but with good service, just around the corner from the apartment
The bread is organic and is made every day in this bakery inside the Municipal Market of Matosinhos. There are some varieties that you can consume there, accompanied by a specialty coffee shop, or take away to eat at home.
Padaria Pão Da Terra
The bread is organic and is made every day in this bakery inside the Municipal Market of Matosinhos. There are some varieties that you can consume there, accompanied by a specialty coffee shop, or take away to eat at home.
Marisqueira de Matosinhos is one of those classics that always works. It's good to go with friends, family, grandpa's years, lunch, snack or dinner. Everything that serves, since it opened in 1978, is very fresh. Here we work with sea bass, chernes, mackerel, sole and seafood. The average price of a meal ranges between € 30 and € 40. Ask for the stuffed crab, a specialty, the barnacles, the shrimp from the coast and the lavagantes, also much ordered.
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A Marisqueira de Matosinhos
717 Rua Roberto Ivens
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Marisqueira de Matosinhos is one of those classics that always works. It's good to go with friends, family, grandpa's years, lunch, snack or dinner. Everything that serves, since it opened in 1978, is very fresh. Here we work with sea bass, chernes, mackerel, sole and seafood. The average price of a meal ranges between € 30 and € 40. Ask for the stuffed crab, a specialty, the barnacles, the shrimp from the coast and the lavagantes, also much ordered.
Arts & Culture
Raising the profile of architecture in a city that is home to Álvaro Siza Vieira, the first Portuguese to win the Pritzker Prize, is the mission of the House of Architecture. Whether you’re a specialist in the field or not, it’s worth visiting this building, which once belonged to Siza’s family.
House Of Architecture
456 Av. Menéres
Raising the profile of architecture in a city that is home to Álvaro Siza Vieira, the first Portuguese to win the Pritzker Prize, is the mission of the House of Architecture. Whether you’re a specialist in the field or not, it’s worth visiting this building, which once belonged to Siza’s family.
Southeast of Matosinhos, on the way to the centre of Porto is a cultural space that contains a park, Art Deco villa and a contemporary art museum. The villa, the Casa de Serralves, was built between the 1920s and 40s and is a swish venue for some of the museum’s temporary exhibits. It’s possibly Portugal’s best example of Art Deco architecture. The gardens in front the villa are in 18 hectares and organised in parterres. There are fountains and pergolas, and a very grand alley lined with gum trees. The museum puts on short term shows of contemporary art; Joan Miró, Christoper Wool, Luc Tuymans, Claes Odenburg, Roni Horn and Franz West have all featured since it opened in 1999.
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Museu Serralves
210 R. Dom João de Castro
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Southeast of Matosinhos, on the way to the centre of Porto is a cultural space that contains a park, Art Deco villa and a contemporary art museum. The villa, the Casa de Serralves, was built between the 1920s and 40s and is a swish venue for some of the museum’s temporary exhibits. It’s possibly Portugal’s best example of Art Deco architecture. The gardens in front the villa are in 18 hectares and organised in parterres. There are fountains and pergolas, and a very grand alley lined with gum trees. The museum puts on short term shows of contemporary art; Joan Miró, Christoper Wool, Luc Tuymans, Claes Odenburg, Roni Horn and Franz West have all featured since it opened in 1999.
The two dimensional images of these figures cannot capture the scene on paper or do them justice. You have to be there. And you need to stand behind them to feel the women's pain as they stare out to sea inconsolable; remonstrating with the ocean for stealing their men. The monument commemorates the loss of many local fishermen in a savage storm in 1947. Over 100 women and children were left without their husband or father. The oversized figures cry out to the sea in anger and distress for the return of their menfolk. It's very moving and well worth ten minutes of your time to share their pain.
Tragédia do Mar
47 Av. da República
The two dimensional images of these figures cannot capture the scene on paper or do them justice. You have to be there. And you need to stand behind them to feel the women's pain as they stare out to sea inconsolable; remonstrating with the ocean for stealing their men. The monument commemorates the loss of many local fishermen in a savage storm in 1947. Over 100 women and children were left without their husband or father. The oversized figures cry out to the sea in anger and distress for the return of their menfolk. It's very moving and well worth ten minutes of your time to share their pain.
This twelve-storey, irregular-shaped building was designed by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas exclusively for musical performances. For admirers of architectural marvels it justifies a visit to Porto. The striking white concrete structure is an inventive building. Inside the 1,300-seat auditorium of perfect acoustics is a baroque organ pinned to the wall. The VIP room has hand-painted blue tiles, blending contemporary minimalism with traditional touches.
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Casa da Música
604-610 Av. da Boavista
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This twelve-storey, irregular-shaped building was designed by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas exclusively for musical performances. For admirers of architectural marvels it justifies a visit to Porto. The striking white concrete structure is an inventive building. Inside the 1,300-seat auditorium of perfect acoustics is a baroque organ pinned to the wall. The VIP room has hand-painted blue tiles, blending contemporary minimalism with traditional touches.
This street earned the nickname of Art District due to its dozens of art galleries, clothing and design shops, independent brand pop-ups and workshops per square metre.
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Rua de Miguel Bombarda
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This street earned the nickname of Art District due to its dozens of art galleries, clothing and design shops, independent brand pop-ups and workshops per square metre.
One of the Porto’s top museums, with a superb collections of painting, ceramics, sculpture, engravings, jewellery and goldwork, textiles and glassware from over the centuries. There are fine paintings by Portugal’s own Aurélia de Sousa, António Carneiro, Silva Porto and Henrique Pousão, as well as Flemish and Dutch masters. Other highlights include Japanese screens, Chinese porcelain, Iron Age artefacts and tons more to discover.
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Soares dos Reis National Museum
44 R. de Dom Manuel II
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One of the Porto’s top museums, with a superb collections of painting, ceramics, sculpture, engravings, jewellery and goldwork, textiles and glassware from over the centuries. There are fine paintings by Portugal’s own Aurélia de Sousa, António Carneiro, Silva Porto and Henrique Pousão, as well as Flemish and Dutch masters. Other highlights include Japanese screens, Chinese porcelain, Iron Age artefacts and tons more to discover.
It is a space with 27 themed areas that equals a football stadium. Here we focus on interactivity and the visual apparatus, a crossroads of history and technology. There is also a hologram of Pinto da Costa (the president of FC Porto) to tell personal and club episodes.
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FC Porto Museum
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It is a space with 27 themed areas that equals a football stadium. Here we focus on interactivity and the visual apparatus, a crossroads of history and technology. There is also a hologram of Pinto da Costa (the president of FC Porto) to tell personal and club episodes.
Entertainment & Activities
Designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, the Pool of the Tides is made up of a collection of saltwater pools – one just for children – that became a listed national monument in 2006. During the summer it’s a real hit.
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Leça Swimming Pools
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Designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, the Pool of the Tides is made up of a collection of saltwater pools – one just for children – that became a listed national monument in 2006. During the summer it’s a real hit.
Northern Portugal’s largest aquarium is right in Matosinhos just a few a hundred metres or so from the beach. There are 5,800 inhabitants here, from more than 100 species in over 30 tanks. The largest of these, “Reino do Neptuno” has an underwater tunnel you can walk through. The sharks are often the stars of the show, and Sea Life Porto has blacktips and smaller varieties like nurse sharks and the odd-looking zebra sharks. These are joined by local and exotic creatures like octopuses, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and freshwater species from the Douro River such as carp and trout.
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SEA LIFE Porto
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Northern Portugal’s largest aquarium is right in Matosinhos just a few a hundred metres or so from the beach. There are 5,800 inhabitants here, from more than 100 species in over 30 tanks. The largest of these, “Reino do Neptuno” has an underwater tunnel you can walk through. The sharks are often the stars of the show, and Sea Life Porto has blacktips and smaller varieties like nurse sharks and the odd-looking zebra sharks. These are joined by local and exotic creatures like octopuses, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and freshwater species from the Douro River such as carp and trout.
Get on to a surfboard! Grab a wetsuit and your board and make waves off Praia de Matosinhos. If you didn’t bring any supplies don’t worry, you can rent equipment as well as take lessons at the likes of SurfAventura, Onda Pura and Surf’in Monkeys – all of which are in the vicinity of this beach.
Plage Matosinhos
51 Praça da Cidade do Salvador
Get on to a surfboard! Grab a wetsuit and your board and make waves off Praia de Matosinhos. If you didn’t bring any supplies don’t worry, you can rent equipment as well as take lessons at the likes of SurfAventura, Onda Pura and Surf’in Monkeys – all of which are in the vicinity of this beach.
The Estádio do Dragão is an all-seater football stadium located in Porto and the current home ground of Futebol Clube do Porto. It has a capacity of 50,033, making it the third largest football ground in Portugal. Designed by Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado, the stadium was built to replace Porto's previous ground, the Estádio das Antas. A UEFA category four stadium, it hosted UEFA Euro 2004 matches, including the opening, and has held several other international club competition and national team matches. It has also served as a concert venue to international musical artists, such as Coldplay, Muse and The Rolling Stones.
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Estádio do Dragão
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The Estádio do Dragão is an all-seater football stadium located in Porto and the current home ground of Futebol Clube do Porto. It has a capacity of 50,033, making it the third largest football ground in Portugal. Designed by Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado, the stadium was built to replace Porto's previous ground, the Estádio das Antas. A UEFA category four stadium, it hosted UEFA Euro 2004 matches, including the opening, and has held several other international club competition and national team matches. It has also served as a concert venue to international musical artists, such as Coldplay, Muse and The Rolling Stones.
Parks & Nature
Portugal’s largest urban park forms borders Matosinhos to the south and has 83 hectares of lawns and woodland, beginning on the beachfront. It was nine years in the making, between 1993 and 2002, and conceived by the landscape architect Sidónio Pardal. There’s a vague ancient theme to the gardens, with small pavilions, pergolas supported by granite stones. In the northeast corner you’ll find the Pavilhão da Água, an exhibition about water, its cycle, function and importance to mankind.
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Porto City Park
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Portugal’s largest urban park forms borders Matosinhos to the south and has 83 hectares of lawns and woodland, beginning on the beachfront. It was nine years in the making, between 1993 and 2002, and conceived by the landscape architect Sidónio Pardal. There’s a vague ancient theme to the gardens, with small pavilions, pergolas supported by granite stones. In the northeast corner you’ll find the Pavilhão da Água, an exhibition about water, its cycle, function and importance to mankind.
For a restorative oceanfront walk just head down to the Avenida Montevideu, which is traced by a long garden beside a craggy length of the Atlantic coastline. There are lawns here, and the dense vegetation offers plenty of shade in summer. The magic comes from the sight of the Atlantic crashing against the rocks, and some of the public art installed here in the 1930s. These are in the Art Deco style, and were fashioned by some of the leading lights of the period, like Irene Vilar, Henrique Moreira and Manuel Marques. There’s a tribute to local seafarers, a statue of the 16th-century writer Luís de Camões and a fine monumental fountain.
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Foz
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For a restorative oceanfront walk just head down to the Avenida Montevideu, which is traced by a long garden beside a craggy length of the Atlantic coastline. There are lawns here, and the dense vegetation offers plenty of shade in summer. The magic comes from the sight of the Atlantic crashing against the rocks, and some of the public art installed here in the 1930s. These are in the Art Deco style, and were fashioned by some of the leading lights of the period, like Irene Vilar, Henrique Moreira and Manuel Marques. There’s a tribute to local seafarers, a statue of the 16th-century writer Luís de Camões and a fine monumental fountain.
The largest sandy beach in the Porto area has an enticing, broad arc of pale sand. For a long time the industrial activity up the coast prevented Matosinhos from earning the Blue Flag, but it has been awarded this mark of quality for the last few years. As this is an Atlantic beach the water will be brisk and the currents might be a bit strong for inexperienced swimmers. But the spacious sands, wide promenade and choice of bars and restaurants make up for it.
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Matosinhos Beach
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The largest sandy beach in the Porto area has an enticing, broad arc of pale sand. For a long time the industrial activity up the coast prevented Matosinhos from earning the Blue Flag, but it has been awarded this mark of quality for the last few years. As this is an Atlantic beach the water will be brisk and the currents might be a bit strong for inexperienced swimmers. But the spacious sands, wide promenade and choice of bars and restaurants make up for it.
Quinta da Conceição is a public park located in Matosinhos. Initially the site was the premises of the Convent of Our Lady of the Conception of the Order of St. Francis who arrived there in 1481. A few decades later the harsh weather caused the convent to leave. For more than three centuries the place was abandoned being sold by auction only in 1834. In 1956 the remaining property was leased by the Tourism Commission of the Municipality of Matosinhos to create the "Parque da Vila", suffering during the 1960s improvements designed by the architect Fernando Távora, when a tennis court and a swimming pool were built, is designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Parque Municipal da Quinta da Conceição
Quinta da Conceição is a public park located in Matosinhos. Initially the site was the premises of the Convent of Our Lady of the Conception of the Order of St. Francis who arrived there in 1481. A few decades later the harsh weather caused the convent to leave. For more than three centuries the place was abandoned being sold by auction only in 1834. In 1956 the remaining property was leased by the Tourism Commission of the Municipality of Matosinhos to create the "Parque da Vila", suffering during the 1960s improvements designed by the architect Fernando Távora, when a tennis court and a swimming pool were built, is designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
End a sunny day is with friends, beer and a breathtaking view. Providing you have some friends, and have got it together to buy some beer, this is guaranteed if you head to the Virtudes garden. But go early, or you may have difficulty finding a decent spot on the grass.
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Parque das Virtudes
53-3 Passeio das Virtudes
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End a sunny day is with friends, beer and a breathtaking view. Providing you have some friends, and have got it together to buy some beer, this is guaranteed if you head to the Virtudes garden. But go early, or you may have difficulty finding a decent spot on the grass.
Drinks & Nightlife
Kasa da Praia is Porto’s palace of nightlife from Portugal über nightclub developers, Grupo K (Kremlin, Konvento, K Urban Beach and more in Lisbon). This grand venue features a large disco, bar, restaurant, VIP are and lounge.
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Kasa da Praia
395 Via do Castelo do Queijo
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Kasa da Praia is Porto’s palace of nightlife from Portugal über nightclub developers, Grupo K (Kremlin, Konvento, K Urban Beach and more in Lisbon). This grand venue features a large disco, bar, restaurant, VIP are and lounge.
Open weekends from midnight to 6am. Industria is one of Oporto’s oldest clubs, spinning electronic music’s hottest tracks for 27 years now! Well-known international EDM DJs have graced the Industria Club stage. What makes it stand out? It’s catered to the needs of the DJs and their devoted crowds (complete with an impeccable sound system, an incredible dance floor, and a lounge area where partygoers can relax and recharge).
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Indústria
843 Av. do Brasil
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Open weekends from midnight to 6am. Industria is one of Oporto’s oldest clubs, spinning electronic music’s hottest tracks for 27 years now! Well-known international EDM DJs have graced the Industria Club stage. What makes it stand out? It’s catered to the needs of the DJs and their devoted crowds (complete with an impeccable sound system, an incredible dance floor, and a lounge area where partygoers can relax and recharge).
Lais de Guia is, like many eateries in Portugal, a café, a bar and a restaurant. Situated halfway along the beach in Matosinhos, surrounded by soft sand and often bathed in sunshine (except for the windy winter days), Lais de Guia has recently undergone a re-fit. Opened in 1996, the bar offers ample seating inside, with lots of tables out on the sun-deck. In the morning, from 9am, you will see a handful of people with laptops, taking advantage of the free wifi, then the busy lunchtime crowd and, later on, coffee drinkers until the evening crowd turns into the nightlife crowd.
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Lais de Guia
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Lais de Guia is, like many eateries in Portugal, a café, a bar and a restaurant. Situated halfway along the beach in Matosinhos, surrounded by soft sand and often bathed in sunshine (except for the windy winter days), Lais de Guia has recently undergone a re-fit. Opened in 1996, the bar offers ample seating inside, with lots of tables out on the sun-deck. In the morning, from 9am, you will see a handful of people with laptops, taking advantage of the free wifi, then the busy lunchtime crowd and, later on, coffee drinkers until the evening crowd turns into the nightlife crowd.
There are few things in life that feel as good as the sea breeze caressing your face in Matosinhos. But hot summer days demand more than a bit of fresh air; they call for Caipirinhas and Mojitos at Sandhouse. On this bar with terrace there are passionfruit Caipirinhas, Daiquiris and classic Mojitos. Order some samosas or chicken thighs as an aperitif or, if your stomach is really growling, try the Torre Sandhouse (€6), a delicious ‘tower’ of chips, linguiça sausage and bacon, cemented with grated cheese. To make things even more perfect, dip your feet in the miniature pool on the terrace. At the weekends there is a house DJ.
Sandhouse Porto
There are few things in life that feel as good as the sea breeze caressing your face in Matosinhos. But hot summer days demand more than a bit of fresh air; they call for Caipirinhas and Mojitos at Sandhouse. On this bar with terrace there are passionfruit Caipirinhas, Daiquiris and classic Mojitos. Order some samosas or chicken thighs as an aperitif or, if your stomach is really growling, try the Torre Sandhouse (€6), a delicious ‘tower’ of chips, linguiça sausage and bacon, cemented with grated cheese. To make things even more perfect, dip your feet in the miniature pool on the terrace. At the weekends there is a house DJ.
The craft brewery trend has come to Portugal too. And it’s spreading quickly: there are now many quality brands and breweries all over the country, and new ones keep popping up. You can meet them at the Catraio Craft Beer Shop, a venue for craft brewery (mostly but not only from Portugal), where you’ll find Porto beers Sovina and Burguesa, Minho’s Letra, Lisbon’s Passarola and Oitava Colina or Trás-os- Montes’s Gíria, and many others. The staff is always eager to offer advice. If you fall in love with any Portuguese beer, you can and should buy some to take home with you.
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Catraio - Craft Beer Shop
256 Rua de Cedofeita
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The craft brewery trend has come to Portugal too. And it’s spreading quickly: there are now many quality brands and breweries all over the country, and new ones keep popping up. You can meet them at the Catraio Craft Beer Shop, a venue for craft brewery (mostly but not only from Portugal), where you’ll find Porto beers Sovina and Burguesa, Minho’s Letra, Lisbon’s Passarola and Oitava Colina or Trás-os- Montes’s Gíria, and many others. The staff is always eager to offer advice. If you fall in love with any Portuguese beer, you can and should buy some to take home with you.
Located in another of Porto’s major nightspots, the Rua Cândido dos Reis, Plano B a city landmark – and the kind of club that makes for great Instagramming. There’s three main rooms and several smaller spaces, each with its own decorations. There’s even a fountain statue on the ground floor. As for music, at Plano B you can experience two types of night in the same place: you can hop from the ‘stage’ room, with its poppier music, to the ‘cube’ room, which plays EDM and hosts international DJs. This venue usually brings locals and tourists together.
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Plan B Club - Port
30 R. de Cândido dos Reis
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Located in another of Porto’s major nightspots, the Rua Cândido dos Reis, Plano B a city landmark – and the kind of club that makes for great Instagramming. There’s three main rooms and several smaller spaces, each with its own decorations. There’s even a fountain statue on the ground floor. As for music, at Plano B you can experience two types of night in the same place: you can hop from the ‘stage’ room, with its poppier music, to the ‘cube’ room, which plays EDM and hosts international DJs. This venue usually brings locals and tourists together.
The name means “uncommon chapel”, and the bar is indeed peculiar since it’s located... in a chapel. The altar remains there, but that is the venue’s only link to its religious past. This ancient 16th century chapel was turned into an ideal wine bar for couples or small groups of friends to enjoy a quiet night out. Here you’ll be able to discover and taste a wide range of Portuguese wines, mostly from the Douro and Minho regions, both famous and obscure. And you might learn something about them in the process – the staff makes a point of guiding their customers by telling them the story behind what they’re drinking
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Capela Incomum
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The name means “uncommon chapel”, and the bar is indeed peculiar since it’s located... in a chapel. The altar remains there, but that is the venue’s only link to its religious past. This ancient 16th century chapel was turned into an ideal wine bar for couples or small groups of friends to enjoy a quiet night out. Here you’ll be able to discover and taste a wide range of Portuguese wines, mostly from the Douro and Minho regions, both famous and obscure. And you might learn something about them in the process – the staff makes a point of guiding their customers by telling them the story behind what they’re drinking
Shopping
It was opened in 2008 and is one of the best shopping centers in the North. It belongs to the IKEA group and the IKEA Matosinhos store is interconnected with the mall.
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Mar Shopping
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It was opened in 2008 and is one of the best shopping centers in the North. It belongs to the IKEA group and the IKEA Matosinhos store is interconnected with the mall.
Count on more than 200 national and international brand stores; 30 restaurants; 8 movie theaters; a gym and several customer service kiosks if you find yourself lost in the midst of so much excitement. NorteShopping is a mecca of consumption and the truth is that if you lack something at home, the probability of finding it there is a lot.
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NorteShopping
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Count on more than 200 national and international brand stores; 30 restaurants; 8 movie theaters; a gym and several customer service kiosks if you find yourself lost in the midst of so much excitement. NorteShopping is a mecca of consumption and the truth is that if you lack something at home, the probability of finding it there is a lot.