Developed and built between 1961 and 1966, this building became one of the most interesting buildings to visit in Porto since Álvaro Siza designed it. As still a young architect, Siza was appointed to design a new swimming pool at Leça da Palmeira right between the rocks and the sea. He spent months drawing and feeling the environment so he could design a building that fitted perfectly along the shore. It's architecture made from the site and for the site. All the materials are raw. Concrete, wood and steel are all processed with traditional techniques of constructing.
From May to September: Monday to Sunday from 9:00h till 20:00h
How to get there?
There are buses coming from the center of Porto. By car take the highway A28 from Porto to the north and exit to "Leixões" Port. From there go always straight ahead near the sea till you reach the big avenue where it is.