Places to enjoy in Matosinhos
The city of Matosinhos is known for being a city by the sea and also a fishing town. But there is more to see in this Portuguese treasure. Today we leave you with a list of recommendations for places for all tastes that you can enjoy in Matosinhos!
Piscina das Marés
Built in 1960 by the renowned Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Piscina das Marés is a pool located next to the beach in Leça da Palmeira (a few minutes from Matosinhos) and is an excellent program to do as a family.
Extending over 83 hectares, Parque da Cidade or City Park was created by landscape architect Sidónio Pardal. It is considered the largest urban park in the country, containing about 10 km of pedestrian paths. In this park of extensive areas, you can contemplate nature, do sports, ride a bike and take the children to play.
Municipal Gallery of Matosinhos
In this gallery, you can find the most varied modern art, from painting, sculpture and photography, as well as plastic arts. Portuguese art has a prominent place here.
Boa Nova Lighthouse
Opened in 1926, the Boa Nova lighthouse is the second-largest lighthouse in the country, 46 meters high. It hosted the lighthouse keeper school from 1926 until 1962 and recently opened a museum centre for tourism.
Matosinhos Municipal Market
In addition to buying fresh food, in the Matosinhos market you can find several restaurants with Italian food, sushi, cakes, boards and wines.
Bring your camera with you and enjoy the best of Matosinhos.