Situated in the District of Aveiro, the municipality of Albergaria-a-Velha is rich in water resources, being bathed by Calm and Vouga rivers, which greatly contribute to the fertility of the agricultural fields. Agriculture is, along with the textile and wood industry, precisely one of the most prevalent economic sectors. If you are visiting, we suggest a walk in the Monte da Senhora do Socorro Park, the Plátanos Park or Boca do Carreiro Park, where no fresh air and tranquility are missing. When it comes to the historical heritage, the highlights are the various monuments of religious nature such as the Igreja Matriz, the Capela do Divino Espírito Santo or the Capela de São Sebastião. If you like to eat well and if you are especially fond of fish, you won't want to miss tasting the famous fish stews of Vouga river, as well as the eels and lampreys cooked in the traditional regional way. The lace and embroidery are still the most significant craft activities. On a cultural and popular level, you will find the best of Albergaria-a-Velha in the common "Albergaria conVIDA"-Regional Handicrafts and Gastronomy Fair, which is held in the month of June.
What to do in Albergaria-a-Velha
Pelourinho de Frossos
This pillory is dated from 1664 and composed by prismatic shaft with Doric capital sustaining a parallelepiped presenting the Portuguese Coat of Arms.
Igreja Matriz de Valmaior
Church of longitudinal plan consists of a nave, a chancel lower and narrow, a sacristy and a side chapel adossadas to the front left side. In the interior, especially the Tuscan pilasters shaped corners on the ship and in the …
Casa de Santo António
Baroque palace with rectangular plant consisting of a residence and a chapel built on the facade. It was built by Captain John Ferreira da Cruz in the 18TH century 30. Initially it was used as a residence, and then transformed …
Capela do Divino Espírito Santo e Cruzeiro
19TH-century chapel with longitudinal plant and two small rectilinear fenestrations simple in back façade. In the interior, highlighted by a polychrome wood sculpture depicting the Holy Trinity.
Quinta da Vila Francelina
19TH century Manor House, which is near the river Vouga, with pool and tennis court. The decor varies between classic and contemporary. Inserted in Frossos Pateira de, in ecological reserve area, and surrounded by gardens and an orchard, it is …
Parque do Monte da Senhora do Socorro
A very pleasant gren space with a wide variety of plants and animals. There is a belvedere with lovely views and the Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro (Good Help).
Fonte de Albergaria-a-Velha
Large and modern source. It's very showy, consisting of several tanks of different formats, passing the water from each other.
Casa da Alameda
A rustic and welcoming space with a lovely floor, barrels and old chandeliers. It serves delicious regional dishes.
Pelourinho de Angeja
This pillory has a square basement with two steps, a column with a cylindrical shaft and a Tuscan capital with an inferior marking in ring. It is finished by a cubic structure with a cornice divided in three and a …
Capela de São Sebastião
Chapel dated 1676, consisting of a longitudinal plan with a nave and a chancel lower and narrow. In the first half of the 20th century was coated with tiles and, in 2003, the annex was built adossado on the north …
Casa de Fontes
18TH\/19TH century House, owned by the same family for several generations, located in the heart of a magnificent landscape on the vale do Vouga. Sober and classic décor.
Parque da Boca do Carreiro
A wide green space with a wide diversity of plants and animals. There is a picnic area with a barbecue, an area with sports equipments and a fitness circuit.
Centro Cultural de Branca
O projeto do Centro Cultural da Branca (CCB), da autoria de Carrilho da Graça, é um espaço municipal com salas de aula, ensaio e apoio administrativo; um auditório com 180 lugares e uma pequena Biblioteca, o que possibilita o ensino …
Igreja Matriz de Albergaria-a-Velha
Mannerist and Baroque church consists of a nave with high choir, a lower, narrow chancel Chapel, a sacristy, a mortuary chapel and a Bell Tower located near. Highlighting a rare theme at the door of the Tabernacle of the main …
Where to eat in Albergaria-a-Velha
A simple and familiar space that specializes in barbecues.
A simple and familiar space with a wide menu of traditional dishes. It serves economic dishes daily.
Uma das referências na restauração de Albergaria-a-Velha, o restaurante O Petroleiro dedica-se à co…
A rustic and welcoming space with a lovely floor, barrels and old chandeliers. It serves delicious …
Where to sleep in Albergaria-a-Velha
A Quinta dos Meireles abriu em outubro de 2014, em Valmaior, após uma remodelação profunda. Dispõe de oito confortáveis quartos bem equipados, dos quais seis e…
Accommodation located in an ancient building, offering some simple yet functional rooms and a nice restaurant.
Castelo de Paiva
Castelo de Paiva is situated in the Douro region, a river that makes these lands become fertile and make the farming become one of the main local act…
Em plena Ria de Aveiro e confinando com o oceano Atlântico, a sua estreita ligação com o mar contribuiu para o aparecimento de comunidades que encont…
Belonging to Aveiro' district, but with Porto as the city of reference at all levels, Arouca lived and developed in its monastery's shadow. Built in …
Sever do Vouga
Located on the Bank of the river Vouga and between the mountain ranges of Do and Carved, Sever do Vouga is a predominantly rural and industrial Counc…