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By air

Nearest airports to Matosinhos are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

    Oporto Airport (distanced approximately 7.4 km)
    Espinho Airport (distanced approximately 24 km)
    Ovar Airport (distanced approximately 30 km)
    Braga Airport (distanced approximately 50 km)
    Aveiro Airport (distanced approximately 59 km)

Key places to visit
Monastery of Leca Balio, Church of Matosinhos, Leca da Palmeira, Fort of Our Lady of the Snows, Municipal Park Quinta da Conceicao, Tea House of the Good News, Tide Pools of Leca da Palmeira, Standard of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Cruise Manueline


Places to Visit

Monastery of Leca Balio

The Monastery of Leca Balio, which is part of the Church of Santa Maria de Leca Balio, located in the village and parish of the same name, in the municipality of Matosinhos, Oporto district in Portugal.
Neighbor to the mouth of Leca, about a league north of the historic center of Oporto, this is a copy of the original architecture religious fortified.It is assumed that the precise location where the monastery stands today will have been a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter (first century), and a decia Villa near the place. One of the most significant archaeological discoveries attest to the fact that this was an inscription dedicated to the Roman god Jupiter, the Quinta do Alao.

Church of Matosinhos

The Church of Bom Jesus, also referred to as the Mother Church of Matosinhos, located in the city and county of Matosinhos, Oporto district in Portugal. They comprise a destination pilgrimage, a place of pilgrimage and festivities in honor of the Lord of Matosinhos.The temple already existed in the sixteenth century. It was totally renovated in the eighteenth century, being endowed with the most elegant and exemplary language Baroque outlines with the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. The works began in 1743, with resources to deal promised by the emigrants who were fortune in Brazil and the " ex-votos "of seafarers in the throes of his toil.

Leca da Palmeira

Leca da Palmeira is a parish in the municipality of Matosinhos. The Town currently integrates the set of parishes that the "Green Paper" catergoriza target to be broken. The Movement was created by Leca (MPL) as a nonpartisan movement, without party or political intentions with its sole purpose is to defend the maintenance of the Parish of Leca da Palmeira.

Fort of Our Lady of the Snows

The Fort of Our Lady of the Snows, also referred to as Fort or Castle Leca da Palmeira de Matosinhos, located in the village and parish of Leca da Palmeira, municipality of Matosinhos, Oporto district in Portugal.

Municipal Park Quinta da Conceicao

Quinta da Conceicao is a park located in public parish of Leca da Palmeira, municipality of Matosinhos, the district of Oporto, in Portugal. Initially the facility was the site of the Convent of Our Lady of Conception of the Order of St. Francis who arrived there in 1481. Some decade after the harsh climate led to the convent to leave the site.For over three centuries the site was abandoned and sold at auction only in 1834. Currently it is still visible the ancient cloister of the convent, some fountains, a portal Manueline style and the chapel of San Francisco, where he is buried Brother John Povoa.

Tea House of the Good News

The Tea House of the Good News is located in the area of Good News, with the lighthouse Leca, in the parish of Leca da Palmeira, in the municipality of Matosinhos, Oporto district in Portugal.It is a well-known tea house and restaurant, located in the building that was an early work ( the 1,958th - 1,963th ) the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. Built on the rocks, just two meters of water, with the sea in the background, is one of the most sought after by lovers of architecture, the lovers of a good meal, and especially for those who like to contemplate the sea.

Tide Pools of Leca da Palmeira

Tide pools are a set of pools located in Beach Leca the Town of Leca da Palmeira, Municipality of Matosinhos, District of Port in Portugal. Built in the 1960s and opened in 1966, was designed by architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. It is about 25 meters in length.

Standard of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

Eighteenth-century pattern consisting of a cruise is a granite monument.

Cruise Manueline

A national monument located in Leca Balio Anca built in stone.

Right Time to Visit

September - November


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