Matosinhos Interesting Points

Below we've listed a few of those sights from museums & monuments to parks & points of interest!
Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Its construction, funded by the University of Coimbra, was started in 1559 by João de Ruão and completed in 1579 by Tomé Velho. The original Renaissance temple was expanded and renovated in 1736, by Nicolau Nasoni, particularly the baroque facade and the gilded woodwork interior decoration.

Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Its construction, funded by the University of Coimbra, was started in 1559 by João de Ruão and completed in 1579 by Tomé Velho. The original Renaissance temple was expanded and renovated in 1736, by Nicolau Nasoni, particularly the baroque facade and the gilded woodwork interior decoration.

The house belonged to the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira family and was acquired in 2007 by the Municipality of Matosinhos., in order to receive the CDAS - Documentation Center Álvaro Siza.  Tuesday to Saturday: 9h30 - 12h30 and 14h30 - 18h00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. For marking group visits or information: T: +351 22 240 46 63. M: +351 93 330 16 22 info@casadaarquitectura.pt

The house belonged to the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira family and was acquired in 2007 by the Municipality of Matosinhos., in order to receive the CDAS - Documentation Center Álvaro Siza. Tuesday to Saturday: 9h30 - 12h30 and 14h30 - 18h00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. For marking group visits or information: T: +351 22 240 46 63. M: +351 93 330 16 22 info@casadaarquitectura.pt

Sr. de Matosinhos | Crucified Christ The sumptuous main is carved in golden wood and is the central piece of a niche with an image of a crucified Christ (dated from the XII / XIIIth century). It’s a two meters high sculpture in hollow wood, very interesting: its left eye looks at Heaven and the right eye to the Earth, in a clear symbiosis between God and Men.

Sr. de Matosinhos | Crucified Christ The sumptuous main is carved in golden wood and is the central piece of a niche with an image of a crucified Christ (dated from the XII / XIIIth century). It’s a two meters high sculpture in hollow wood, very interesting: its left eye looks at Heaven and the right eye to the Earth, in a clear symbiosis between God and Men.

Quinta da Conceição This is the main public park in Matosinhos. One should visit the tennis court, as well as the swimming-pool, by architect Siza Vieira.

Quinta da Conceição This is the main public park in Matosinhos. One should visit the tennis court, as well as the swimming-pool, by architect Siza Vieira.

The Piscina das Marés, in Leça da Palmeira (1961-66), is a master piece of the Portuguese architecture, as well as another example of a dynamic arrangement between a built space and the shapes Nature made.    After more than 30 years, it is still of an unsurpassable actuality.

The Piscina das Marés, in Leça da Palmeira (1961-66), is a master piece of the Portuguese architecture, as well as another example of a dynamic arrangement between a built space and the shapes Nature made. After more than 30 years, it is still of an unsurpassable actuality.

"Paços do Concelho" building it is a reference in the Portuguese architectonical creation. An emblematical building, it conjugates space functionality with tuneful volumetry of its modern lines. The integration of the trareferencedicional materials. This architect is also responsible for the construction of the new civic area, by this building.

"Paços do Concelho" building it is a reference in the Portuguese architectonical creation. An emblematical building, it conjugates space functionality with tuneful volumetry of its modern lines. The integration of the trareferencedicional materials. This architect is also responsible for the construction of the new civic area, by this building.

Mercado de Matosinhos | Built between 1936 and 1946, this market is an icon for this area of the city, located next to Leixões Port. It's all made in light concrete. It remains almost intact since it's first appearance.

Mercado de Matosinhos | Built between 1936 and 1946, this market is an icon for this area of the city, located next to Leixões Port. It's all made in light concrete. It remains almost intact since it's first appearance.

Marginal de Matosinhos por Souto Moura | Bathing beach’s boardwalk

Marginal de Matosinhos por Souto Moura | Bathing beach’s boardwalk

Matosinhos is renowned for its gastronomy. By lunch or dinner time, you start thinking about the old quarters in Matosinhos or Leça da Palmeira. It is an irresistible calling to our senses that you will satisfy in exquisite restaurants or in simple and informal taverns. In Matosinhos eating is, for everybody, a motto for quality and excellence.

Matosinhos is renowned for its gastronomy. By lunch or dinner time, you start thinking about the old quarters in Matosinhos or Leça da Palmeira. It is an irresistible calling to our senses that you will satisfy in exquisite restaurants or in simple and informal taverns. In Matosinhos eating is, for everybody, a motto for quality and excellence.

The Casa de Chá | Tea House by Siza Vieira  (1958-65), is designated as a paradigm of insertion and integration of architecture in a place.

The Casa de Chá | Tea House by Siza Vieira (1958-65), is designated as a paradigm of insertion and integration of architecture in a place.

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