Foz do Douro

Foz do Douro porto

Where the River Douro meets the Atlantic sits the refined suburb of Foz do Douro. Formerly a fishing community and port, the area is now home to affluent Porto residents and exudes a laidback beach culture. The avenues that line the waterfront (Avenida do Brasil and Avenida do Montevideo) are dotted with excellent restaurants and lively bars and cafes. Also of note in the neighborhood are the Castelo do Queijo (Praça de Gonçalves Zarco; (351) 22-618-1067) a former fortress that now has a small military museum, Pavilhao da Agua (Estrada da Circunvalação; (351) 22-615-1820) an interactive museum on water, and Sea Life Porto (R. Particular Nº 1 Castelo do Queijo; (351) 22-619-0400) a fun aquarium for kids. Don’t miss the impressive lighthouse and strolling the Praia dos Ingleses, which was inspired by Nice’s Promenade des Anglais.

Written by Kira Reinke

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