Águeda

The municipality of Águeda is located in the District of Aveiro, a Beira Litoral region. In 1834 it became the county seat and, in 1985, a city. Its origin dates back to 370 BC and owes its foundation to the Celts, Turduli and Greeks. The archaeological station of Cabeço do Vouga and the existence of other megalithic monuments prove the antiquity of occupation of this region. In the town, discover the Igreja Matriz de Águeda (mother church of Agueda), the Parque Municipal de Alta Vila (Alta Vila Municipal Park), the Escadas do Adro (Adro Staircase), the Capela de São Sebastião (São Sebastião Chapel) and the Museu da Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro (Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro Museum), which features artworks of furniture, sculpture, silver, tapestry, porcelain and paintings, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the Igreja de Trofa do Vouga (Trofa do Vouga Church), that dates back to the 16th century and is classified as a National Monument. Be sure to take a boat tour on the Lagoa da Pateira, which is, with 525 acres, the largest lagoon in the Iberian Peninsula and is connected to the Águeda, Cértima and Vouga. Watch out on the wealth of fauna and flora. The Talhada river beach is par excellence an ideal leisure area for a picnic. Check also out the Alfusqueiro river beach. Typical handicrafts of the region include stoneware crockery, lace, cooperage and tinsmith objects and faience paintings. The roasted suckling pig is the ex-libris of the regional gastronomy, but the rabbit at Águeda style, the lampantana with mutton or goat meet and the bacalhau "à Lagareiro", "albardado" ou "à Ribeirinho" codfish recipes also deserve attention. The typical sweets are very tempting: pastéis de Águeda, barrigas de freira, fuzis, sequilos, cavacas, suspiros, bolos de Páscoa and the bolo de São Pedro.

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In Gold Hotel & Spa
In Gold Hotel & Spa

4 star

O In Gold Hotel & Spa, em Águeda, destaca-se pela arquitetura contemporânea e pela sua fachada principal preenchida com painéis fotovoltaicos. Oferece 83 quart…

Estalagem da Pateira
Estalagem da Pateira

3 star

Family space, with tranquil surroundings and with fantastic views of the Lagoa da Pateira. Here, tranquility is a preponderant factor for a restful night that …

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