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Leixoes is a port city located in the northern part of Portugal, in the district of Porto. It is situated in the estuary of the Douro River, just south of the city of Porto. Leixoes has been an important port city since the 18th century, when it was used to export the famous Port wine from the region.

The city of Leixoes is a popular tourist destination, due to its beautiful beaches, excellent seafood restaurants, and its rich cultural heritage. The city is home to the famous Estadio do Dragao, the home stadium of FC Porto, one of the most successful football clubs in Portugal.

Leixoes is also home to a number of historical monuments, such as the Fort of Leixoes, built in the 18th century to protect the port from foreign invasions. The city also boasts a number of museums, including the Museu de Arte Contemporanea and the Museu de Arqueologia, which showcase the city’s rich history and culture.

The city’s location near the Douro River makes it a great place for water sports and activities. The city’s beaches are popular for swimming and sunbathing, while the nearby Douro River is ideal for kayaking, sailing, and fishing.

Leixoes is also a great place to experience the local culture, with a number of traditional festivals taking place throughout the year. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with a number of bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Leixoes has a long and rich history, which dates back to the Roman era. The city was an important trading port for the Romans, and was later used by the Visigoths and the Moors. In the 19th century, the city was an important centre for the Portuguese wine industry. It was also a major port for the Portuguese navy during the Napoleonic Wars.

Excursion tips for a day in Leixoes

1. Visit the Casa da Musica, a modern music venue with a range of concerts and shows.

2. Take a walk along the famous Douro River and admire the stunning views of the city.

3. Explore the historic centre of Porto, with its narrow cobbled streets and colourful buildings.

4. Visit the Sao Bento Train Station, known for its beautiful tile-covered walls.

5. Take a cable car ride to the top of Serra do Pilar for stunning views of the city.

6. Stop by the Mercado do Bolhao, a bustling market with fresh produce and souvenirs.

7. Visit the Palacio da Bolsa, a 19th-century palace with ornate interiors.

8. Visit the Clerigos Tower, a baroque bell tower with a panoramic view of the city.

9. Visit the Livraria Lello, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

10. Take a stroll along the waterfront of Leixoes and admire the boats in the harbour.

11. Take a boat tour of the Douro River and explore the various vineyards along the way.

12. Visit the Casa da Música for a night of live music and dancing.

Experience Leixoes with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Leixoes. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Leixoes

Leixoes / Porto has a temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Spring (March-May): Spring in Leixoes / Porto is usually mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). Rain is common during this time of year, but it usually passes quickly. Summer (June-August): Summers in Leixoes / Porto are warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20-30°C (68-86°F). Rain is less common during this season, but it can still occur. Autumn (September-November): Autumn in Leixoes / Porto is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). Rain is common during this season, but it usually passes quickly. Winter (December-February): Winters in Leixoes / Porto are mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C (41-59°F). Rain is common during this season, and snow is not unheard of, but it is rare.

Cruise weather for Leixoes

Our weather forecast for Leixoes helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 29th 2023 May. 29th 2023 max: 17.0 °C
min: 16 °C
13.7 m/s
27.0 m/s
99.1 %
24.1 m
93.5 %
1,015 hPa
May. 30th 2023 May. 30th 2023 max: 17.7 °C
min: 16 °C
9.4 m/s
19.1 m/s
98.5 %
24.1 m
92.9 %
1,016 hPa
May. 31st 2023 May. 31st 2023 max: 18.0 °C
min: 15.9 °C
12.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
83.5 %
24.1 m
87.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jun. 1st 2023 Jun. 1st 2023 max: 18.0 °C
min: 14.3 °C
14.4 m/s
24.5 m/s
79.8 %
19.4 m
89.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2023 Jun. 2nd 2023 max: 19.1 °C
min: 16.5 °C
11.5 m/s
13.0 m/s
82.3 %
23.6 m
77.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2023 Jun. 3rd 2023 max: 18.4 °C
min: 16.4 °C
17.3 m/s
21.2 m/s
31.2 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 4th 2023 Jun. 4th 2023 max: 18.2 °C
min: 16.2 °C
15.8 m/s
18.4 m/s
10.0 %
23.1 m
83.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 5th 2023 Jun. 5th 2023 max: 17.4 °C
min: 15.9 °C
15.1 m/s
14.8 m/s
77.9 %
20.0 m
89.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 6th 2023 Jun. 6th 2023 max: 18.1 °C
min: 15.7 °C
15.8 m/s
18.0 m/s
97.1 %
17.2 m
86.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 7th 2023 Jun. 7th 2023 max: 17.5 °C
min: 16.3 °C
13.7 m/s
18.4 m/s
100.0 %
22.2 m
92.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 8th 2023 Jun. 8th 2023 max: 17.6 °C
min: 16.3 °C
17.6 m/s
22.3 m/s
74.3 %
24.1 m
88.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 9th 2023 Jun. 9th 2023 max: 17.8 °C
min: 16.4 °C
14.4 m/s
16.2 m/s
85.0 %
24.1 m
88.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 10th 2023 Jun. 10th 2023 max: 17.2 °C
min: 15.9 °C
22.3 m/s
30.6 m/s
42.2 %
20.0 m
90.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jun. 11th 2023 Jun. 11th 2023 max: 16.9 °C
min: 15.3 °C
29.2 m/s
35.3 m/s
79.9 %
23.0 m
84.5 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Leixoes

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Scheduled ship calls in Leixoes, Portugal
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 1st 2023 Thursday, 1st of Jun. 2023 Carnival Pride 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 3rd 2023 Saturday, 3rd of Jun. 2023 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 5th 2023 Monday, 5th of Jun. 2023 Azamara Pursuit 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 9th 2023 Friday, 9th of Jun. 2023 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 11th 2023 Sunday, 11th of Jun. 2023 Silver Moon 09:00 am 11:00 pm
Jun. 17th 2023 Saturday, 17th of Jun. 2023 MS Europa 08:30 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 17th 2023 Saturday, 17th of Jun. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 21st 2023 Wednesday, 21st of Jun. 2023 Celebrity Silhouette 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 26th 2023 Monday, 26th of Jun. 2023 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2023 Wednesday, 28th of Jun. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 3rd 2023 Monday, 3rd of Jul. 2023 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2023 Saturday, 22nd of Jul. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2023 Monday, 24th of Jul. 2023 Silver Nova 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2023 Tuesday, 25th of Jul. 2023 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2023 Friday, 28th of Jul. 2023 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2023 Wednesday, 2nd of Aug. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2023 Friday, 11th of Aug. 2023 MS Vista 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2023 Wednesday, 16th of Aug. 2023 Mein Schiff 1 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2023 Saturday, 26th of Aug. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2023 Wednesday, 30th of Aug. 2023 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2023 Thursday, 31st of Aug. 2023 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2023 Sunday, 3rd of Sep. 2023 Queen Victoria 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2023 Tuesday, 5th of Sep. 2023 Norwegian Gem 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2023 Wednesday, 6th of Sep. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2023 Wednesday, 6th of Sep. 2023 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2023 Thursday, 7th of Sep. 2023 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2023 Monday, 11th of Sep. 2023 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2023 Wednesday, 13th of Sep. 2023 Carnival Pride 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2023 Thursday, 14th of Sep. 2023 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2023 Saturday, 16th of Sep. 2023 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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