quinta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2014

Foz do Douro - Porto (EN)

On the 16th century, the old Foz, located on the western edge of the city, was a fishing and a rural settlement was translated into the military defense of the Douro Bar, hence the existence of the forts of  "Castelo do Queijo" and "São João da Foz".

Castelo do Queijo
Castelo do Queijo


The situation has changed since the mid 19th century, when elegant neighborhoods built to follow the passion for sea bathing, which caused several British families to install themselves on that area.

Coffee shops, hotels, gambling houses and the famous baths have given Foz a cosmopolitan environment, which came to life with the increasing affluence of holiday-makers.

Nowadays the beach area has movement throughout the year, and it is animated by the bars, esplanades and restaurants.

The maritime boardwalk, used by pedestrians or cyclists, it is a local privileged by natural beauty.

Pérgola da Foz
Pérgola da Foz


The "Pérgola da Foz", a romantic viewpoint, and the statue of the "Homem do Leme" - the Helmsman are part of this sophisticated environment felt by the visitors.

Homem do Leme
Homem do Leme


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