Foz do Douro, Porto

Foz do Douro, Porto

Foz do Douro is Oporto's most exclusive neighborhood. It Is located at the mouth of the river Duero, where the sea strikes with strength and where the upper class rests.

Foz is just a 15-minute drive from Ribeira, Porto's central area, and can easily be reached along the Douro River. You can Also arrive by bus or if you have time and time accompanies, walking (it takes more than an hour). To get a dream ride, you can take the tram in the direction of Passeio Alegre.

What to see in Foz do Douro: between Lighthouses and castles

Lighthouses and jetty

The most visited attraction in Foz do Douro is the jetty in which the lighthouses are located. The area is cordoned but you can go to the lighthouses at your own risk. It Is an amazing place to feel the strength and bravery of the sea, forming huge waves that do the wonders of the visitors.

The names of the lighthouses are: Faro de San Miguel o Anjo, Faro de Felgueiras and Faro da Barra do Douro.

Castelo da Foz: Forte Sao Baptista da Foz

On the other side of the road you will find O Forte Sao Baptista da Foz, also known as Castelo da Foz, where you are currently using your facilities to give courses and seminars. It Is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset.

 

Castelo do Queijo

Another of Foz de Douro's claims is the Castelo do Queijo, a small castle that owes its name to the rock in which it is located, in the form of cheese. When we visited the house an art exhibition and from there you get a perfect view of the beach of Matosinhos. It Is located north of the promenade of Foz.

This time we slept in Flattered Apartments, a design apartments overlooking the ocean: it is the most beautiful place to stay in all of Oporto!

Leave your opinion in comments: Would you like to visit Foz do Douro on your next visit to Oporto? Would you like to spend the night at Flattered Apartments? I'd love to read you!

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