Pergola da Foz

Pergola da Foz

The Pergola da Foz sits about halfway along Porto's seafront promenade overlooking Praia do Molhe. Designed by artist Antonio Enes Baganha, it was built in the 1930s when this part of Porto began to be gentrified. 

This is a place of many moods; during the summer months the pergola is a popular spot to include in a seaside walk, whereas in the winter months the backdrop of an Atlantic storm can be fairly dramatic. Whatever the time of year it is a well-photographed icon of Foz do Douro.


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