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Marés Pool

The Piscina das Marés is a set of saltwater pools located on Leça Beach in the Parish of Leça da Palmeira

Built in the 1960s and inaugurated in 1966, it was designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, the most renowned and awarded contemporary Portuguese architect. In 2006 it was classified as a National Monument.

The two saltwater pools (one just for children) are an alternative to the various beaches that stretch across the Matosinhos municipality.

The Piscina das Marés includes two swimming pools, changing rooms and changing rooms and a bar/lounge.


It is open during the bathing season from 09:00 to 19:00.


Adults and Young People (= or more than 13 years old):

Monday to Friday: 7€

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: €9

Children (= or + from 2 and under 13 years old):

Monday to Friday: €4.50

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: €5.00


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