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Foz do Douro

One of Foz do Douro's most visible icons, this lighthouse stands on an esplanade, bearing the full brunt of the swells and storms of the Atlantic. Take a bracing stroll here for big, mind-stilling views of ocean and sky.

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1. Jardim do Passeio Alegre

0.34 MILES

A joy for the aimless ambler, this 19th-century garden is flanked by graceful old buildings and dotted with willowy palms, sculptures, fountains and a…

2. Praia do Cabedelo do Douro

0.71 MILES

Nothing blows away the city cobwebs like a wander along this beach, fringed by the protected dunes of the Douro Estuary Nature Reserve. The stiff sea…

3. Serralves

1.25 MILES

This fabulous cultural institution combines a museum, a mansion and extensive gardens. Cutting-edge exhibitions, along with a fine permanent collection…

4. Parque da Cidade

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The hum of traffic on the Avenida da Boavista soon fades as you enter the serene, green Parque da Cidade, Portugal's largest urban park. Laced with 10km…

5. Douro Marina

1.49 MILES

Architects Barbosa & Guimarães have left their imprint on this contemporary marina complex in Afurada. With forms that mirror the shape of boat masts and…

6. Lavadouro Público

1.55 MILES

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7. Sealife Porto

1.56 MILES

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8. Forte de São Francisco Xavier

1.66 MILES

Otherwise known as the Castelo do Queijo (Cheese Castle) because of the wedge of rock it stands upon, Forte de São Francisco Xavier looks every inch the…