Here comes our taxi, good old No. 1🚋.The Linha 1 tram screeches and rattles along the the Douro River from the Ribeira district of Porto to the Foz do Duoro district, and this is where we were headed. So hop on it’s so much fun!
To get to Foz from the historic centre of Porto with the tram its maybe 15-20 minutes . You can also take bus no. 500 (which is a bit cheaper as well) and be there in approx. 11 minutes.
Foz is located in the western part of Porto, where the Duoro river and the Atlantic Ocean both meet. We were informed by our friends that it is one of the most affluent areas of city of Porto. We spent the day mostly walking along the beach area and the promenade. It was such a gorgeous day and you could hear the waves crashing on the shore, just like home .
To end this perfect day we ate at Tavi (see below) on the outdoor enclosed patio which overlooks the Atlantic ocean. We had an excellent meal there with wine of course 😊🍷for a really reasonable price. Would recommend.
Do as we say, not as we do!
So we wanted to go to the MUSEU DE ARTE SERRALVES. This museum is renowned for contemporary art and not far at all from the Foz district. We need to tell you this little story and you can learn from our mistake.
So we saw on the museum website that the first Sunday of every month, admission is free for museums in Porto, from 9am to 1pm. So we figured why not plan going on this day since we were here. Wise decision , right? Well actually, no! 😊When we arrived, there was a huge line-up to get in and we stayed in line for about 45 minutes before we finally got to the counter. Before we could even say a word the lady at the counter informed us of the admission fee . When we said “is it not free admission this morning?” she answered, “just for Portuguese residents“!😩 So we could have probably come on another day and visited this museum with a lot less people, but we ended up walking through the museum hip to hip with all our many Portuguese friends!
It was well worth it!