An excursion to Matosinhos
Here’s the plan: by day, keep going out into the sun; by night, supper and dancing to the wee small hours.
Atmospheric at any time of day.
A pretty municipality close to Porto, where you’ll discover the region’s most idyllic beaches, and which is besides an area of upmarket catering and night clubbing. It is well appointed in the historical centre and counts such appealing places as the Puerto de Leixões,, one of Portugal’s finest; el Edificio Transparente (The See-Through Building), a lively restaurant and sports shop complex; and the Lea da Palmeira beach where, if time permits, you’ll be able to quench your thirst in the salt-water pool, called the Piscina de Marés (The Sea -Water Swimming Pool), designed by the renowned architect Siza Vieira. The great atmosphere experienced along the Matosinhos waterfront, whether by day or by night, won’t leave you cold either.