Local services in Matosinhos
Matosinhos is a pretty municipality close to Porto, where you’ll discover the region’s most idyllic beaches, and which is besides an area of upmarket catering and night clubbing. It is well appointed in the historical centre and counts such appealing places as the Puerto de Leixões,, one of Portugal’s finest; el Edificio Transparente, a lively restaurant and sports shop complex; and the Lea da Palmeira beach where, if time permits, you’ll be able to quench your thirst in the salt-water pool, called the Piscina de Marés, designed by the renowned architect Siza Vieira. The great atmosphere experienced along the Matosinhos waterfront, whether by day or by night, won’t leave you cold either.
The international Leixões Cruise Terminal and a large oil refinery of Galp Energia, are located in Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos. EFACEC, a leading Portuguese company in the electromechanics industry, is headquartered in the city. Pedro Hispano Hospital (after Pedro Hispano), is one of the most comprehensive state-run hospitals of Portugal, and serves the entire Porto Metropolitan Area.