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Beautiful place, a bit nippy

We had cycled up to the pool a few days prior to scout it out and see what it looked like. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee G
via mobile

I've found our success rate of finding places we really like is very hit & miss thus far in... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Bernadette K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had cycled up to the pool a few days prior to scout it out and see what it looked like. Our impressions from outside were good and so on the Sunday we got an Uber to their from the centre of Porto. The cost...More

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pool is spectacular. It is actually a set of pools. THey are spectacularly designed around the natural rock setting of this beach and fit into the landscape in a wonderful way. Gorgeous and wonderful and not expensive.

Thank goodideas123
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I came here last week and I definitely loved it. Even though it was a bit crowded, the swimming pools are amazing, the water (from the sea and really clean by the way) is not so cold as the sea and you can enjoy the...More

1  Thank María H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It is obvious for the title that I am an architect, but I want to seduce to get to know and respect the place by other non-architect people: Just think about bathing into this part of the ocean without -so much- danger and kind of...More

3  Thank iria s
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I've found our success rate of finding places we really like is very hit & miss thus far in Portugal. Pleased to say we were delighted here. Hope we make it back during our stay.

1  Thank Bernadette K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The pools are now open for the season. Personally, I wouldn't bother. These are sea water, tidal swimming pools on a reasonably exposed part of the Atlantic coastline. Thus you need a very hot day to appreciate them. There are two pools in typical "municipal"...More

1  Thank Mike Arran
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Two tourist offices had recommended to me this place both stating that even if it was closed, it was worthwhile seeing from an architectural point of view. When I finally found the pool I was happy to see that there was a sign stating "Bar...More

1  Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this pool on Fri 9 June in stunning weather but found out it was not opening for another week. The design is impressive even when empty but it was quite disappointing. It takes a while to get to so check it is open...More

1  Thank got_tm28
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately after paying taxi quite much because it's located about 12 km from city center it was closed. Disappointed because i couldnt get the information of their office hour before.. and actually the weather here in Porto is now very warm about 27 degree so...More

1  Thank Octalinda G
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Looks OK and a great place to swim if you do not want to swim in the sea, but we went in March and it was empty of water. we will be back in June and give it a try.

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30 January 2018|
Response from iria s | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed during winter.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Heldergoncalves | Reviewed this property |
You have "lockers" and showers at the swimming pool. More information at Matosinhoswbf.pt
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Response from ivone_correia | Reviewed this property |
Hello. This pool is empty during winter and it's really not interesting to see it as it is but the area is still very beautiful. There is another building designed by Siza (casa de chá) and the lighthouse!