New “greener” look for Monte Gordo’s seafront

Vila Real de Santo António council began works to “completely change” Monte Gordo’s seafront, where new gardens and green spaces will be built in a bid to “revitalise” the area.

The works are being divided into two phases – the first involves clearing the area and demolishing the existing structures while the second will see the construction of the new squares and gardens.

A main square will be built near the local casino with “two green spaces” and four walkways which will lead to the casino, the Infante Dom Henrique Avenue and nearby parking.

To the east of the casino, a “semicircular square” is planned with surrounding green spaces which will also provide access to the avenue and parking.

In a statement to the press, the council says that the new gardens will feature trees and other plants “adapted to the Mediterranean climate”.

“As the works will only take place along the waterfront, commercial establishments will not be affected,” the council says. Monte Gordo’s beach will also remain completely accessible.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of September.

VRSA council adds that this project will “complement” the works that have been carried out along the beach in the last two years, such as the construction of a two-kilometre boardwalk and the renovation of all the beach’s restaurants and concessions.

The Resident contacted the council to ask how much is being invested into the project, but an answer had not been received by the time we went to press.

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