Molhe Lighthouse Porto

Image by Sofia Kendall

Molhe Lighthouse – Inhale and exhale quietness

I’m from a city by the sea and river (what a privilege) which has made me appreciate a lot of details connected to water, like the lighthouses in Foz. This place is naturally beautiful as it is the meeting point of the Douro river with the Atlantic sea, making this site special and worth visiting.

As I live not so far from this place, on my weekend morning or afternoon powerwalks I usually walk towards this area for some energy replenishment. One of my favorite places to be is the lighthouse, and yes, from there you can actually see 3 lighthouses, a green one on the opposite side of the river (in the city of Gaia) an older one, deactivated a few years ago, and the other one (very modern) is my spot! I love to take a seat on the edge of it and just hear the sea and the fishermen, while feeling the wind and the sea breeze, absolutely peaceful.

Actually from this edge, if you look straight towards the sea, you can almost feel as if you’re in high-sea, since your field of view won’t cover the city at all. No need to say that the sunset from here is also quite a must!

Remember that when there are waves (small or big ones) you shouldn’t go beside the fence at all. Actually the waves breaking on one of the lighthouses from far away can be an even more beautiful and mesmerizing moment to take from Porto!

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Details about this spot



Avenida D. Carlos I, Praia das Pastoras, Porto

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)