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“(Two) Lighthouses with turbulent waters”

Farol Molhe do Douro
Ranked #19 of 288 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Came here via a tourist tram ride and a short walk through Jardim do Passeio Alegre.(nice palms, restaurants are aroun the street there) There are two lighthouses - an 'old' one on a broad wall (Felgueiras Lighthouse) and, in short distance on another wall, a massive walkway to a small (modern) second lighthouse some hundred yards more into the sea. Watch the tide and winds to determine the time of visit if you can - best breakers are seen if the tide is raising and wind blows from the Atlantic. Way back could be a long walk along the seaside up to the Praia do Castelo do Queijo a few kilometers in the north, back to town by bus from there.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

As calm as die Douro river seems, you can come and see the might of the Atlantic just a few kilometres west of Porto city centre. The swell and the waves crashing into the pier wall is just fascinating to watch. The walk to the lighthouse was open, but the pier few metres to the South was frequently overrun by the waves... so just watch a while before you start the walk. There are barriers that they close if things become dangerous, I assume. So if it's closed... rather don't enter.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Due to rain ,we only saw this from the hop on hop off bus service but I will be visiting again in better weather for sure!

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

First of all, I would 100% recommend a trip here - for me, it took about 2 hours total (from the time I left Porto and then got back). It was stunning, the way the waves crash over the pier was beautiful and the walk along the ocean is lovely. I took the 500 bus line (1.95 euros each way) and I got off at the Igreja Da Foz stop and from there it’s a short walk to the lighthouse.... (a lot of people stay on the bus so don’t let that deter you from thinking you’re at the wrong spot). The lighthouse itself is very small, it’s the waves worth going for!

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Porto has many amazing viewpoints from where one can watch great sunsets, but this one is hard to beat: the sun sets in the ocean in splendid fashion while the sailboats passes by and the fishermen interact in lively ways, to the delight of locals and turists alike. Also, the presence of the phare just makes it even more scenic. Picture-perfect!

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