Mouth of the Douro, Foz do Douro


Foz do Douro, meaning “Mouth of the Douro” is a Portuguese parish of the city and of Porto municipality. It became a parish in 1836. It is located in the western part of Oporto, next to the mouth of the Douro river and the Atlantic Ocean; Foz do Douro means “. It is one of the most affluent areas of city Oporto,and known for being inhabited by the upper classes.


Foz do Douro is a zone between classes, being, however, best known for being an area inhabited by the upper class city. Your promenade dotted with outdoor cafes, bars and gardens by the sea make this area one of the most sought within the Port.

In its heritage, highlighting for the first demonstrations in Portugal architecture of the Renaissance, with the chapel Lightship S. Michael the Angel in Cantareira, and the palace and church, intramural Forte São João Baptista da Foz, building works as instructed by Bishop Miguel da Silva, in 1527, with the participation of the architect-sculptor Francis of Cremona. The Church and the aforementioned strong (both of the seventeenth century) are also noted. Between the slopes of the Mount and the Mount of Light, down to the Cantareira, there is an urban agglomeration that rich in importance soon follows the historic center of the city.


The Felgueiras Lighthouse ist situated at the edge of the Douro’s river mouth and the atlantic coastline of Foz do Douro.


The Pergola da Foz is a pergola with balustrade built in cement located between Praia da Luz and the gardens of the Avenida de Montevideo in the city of Porto, in Portugal.

It was built around 1930, Integrated Project on Improvement and Beautification Avenue Brazil prepared by the Municipality of Porto that year.

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