The Tidal pools of Leça da Palmeira (Portuguese: Piscinas de Maré de Leça da Palmeira) is swimming area on the beach of Leça da Palmeira, along the coast of the civil parish of Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira, municipality of Matosinhos, in the Portuguese northern district of Porto. The structures consist of two natural pools filled with fresh sea water, designed and built between 1959 and 1973 by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Situated 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the Boa Nova tearoom and restaurant, it is considered one of Siza Vieira early projects.
In 1961, the initial project, which foresaw the construction of a bar along the southern edge of the pool, was never realized.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Joao Gomes | Aug 7, 2018
It's a pity it only opens 3 or 4 months in the year, in summer... Nice cafe', also for smaller meals. Superb for Summer evenings (for a meal and/or a long drink)!
Ina Nastase | Jul 22, 2018
Rating is for the payed swimming pools!Very very expensive for what they have to offer! Health and safety is basically non-existent as there are none handrails and the steps are almost impossible to climb, or descend, as the steps are very tall (40-50 cm, per 1) and again no handrails!!we payed for 2 small coffees and 2 orange juices €15. The only thing enjoyable is the sea- which is free over the fences anyway.
Thiago Linares | Jun 20, 2018
Private pool in a gated area on the beach. The place has a bar that offers snacks, food and drinks. The feeling is to definitely go back again! Toilet facilities has to be improved and opening time extended.
Neve Rikalo | Jul 18, 2018
We stayed in the afternoon and it was very nice, crowded but tidy and clean. The pool is right next to the ocean coastline and it definitely is an interesting spot. Unluckily the day was very windy and too cold.
EM | Jul 15, 2018
Very nice place and personnel. It is well maintained and clean. Perfect for a few hours in the sun.
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