About the place
The municipality of Matosinhos belongs to the district of Porto and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. Situated on the north coast of Portugal, Matosinhos has become a very popular destination for those looking for nice beaches, magnificent scenery and the ideal place for quiet walks by the river and great food!
In Matosinhos you will find Sea Life Porto, an aquarium with about 3000 sea creatures belonging to over 100 different species in 31 aquariums, making it a good choice for a fun afternoon. Right next to Sea Life, Parque da Cidade offers a calm environment for picnics, feeding ducks, geese and swans that reside in the lakes, and a hike or run through the fields the park has to offer. If you want to know a little about the history and culture of Matosinhos, Casa da Arquitetura, which once belonged to the family of Álvaro Siza Vieira, the most awarded Portuguese architect who was born in this wonderful city; and Castelo do Queijo offer guided tours of their establishments.
Matosinhos' traditional food, consisting mostly of local daily fishing, can be found in restaurants that reside near the Atlantic coast or at Matosinhos Munincipal Market, which offers unique and innovative restaurants, which make use of the fresh foods that the market provides.
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