As a picturesque town par excellence, Aveiro is nicknamed Venice of Portugal thanks to the ria channels that cross it. And, if ria is its ex-libris, than the moliceiro boat tours are one of the largest tourist attractions of this city. The BUGA - Aveiro's free use bike – is also one of the means used to visit both typical and historical sites. Aveiro station is one of the key points of any visit to this city. Its historical tile panels from the Fábrica da Fonte Nova reproduce regional themes. The city of Aveiro is deeply connected to the Art Nouveau, being easy to find examples that combine iron, glass, stone, tile and wood. There are many buildings that represent this art as, for example, the House of Ovos Moles building (A Barrica) or the building of the Architect Francisco Augusto Silva Rocha residence, among many other that make up a real Art Nouveau tour. Being the University of Aveiro one of the most respected in the country, the city has rejuvenated with students who live there. Culturally, the Aveiro Theater is one of the poles of great animation and the City Museum one of the places where you can learn more about the local history. One of the most typical activities of Aveiro is the salicultura (salt production). In the Eco-Museum of Troncalhada you can learn more about the processes of salt production. São Jacinto beach is one of the best known locally and, when the weather is warm, it is very frequented by both locals and tourists. As well as the nature reserve of São Jacinto dunes, which you should not miss. The most typical and appreciated sweets of Aveiro are the ovos-moles (soft eggs), which are sold in small wooden casks or involved in host: a bane!
Where to eat in Aveiro
This restaurant is ornamented with azulejos panels and typical utensils on the walls. At the entran…
This restaurant is located inside the market itself, featuring a large living room with glazing pro…
Author, Portuguese, Vegetarian
The Neighborhood is the latest city of Aveiro space dedicated to the retro spirit. Markedly traditi…
Nice and very pleasant restaurant where the specialty is grilled and fried fish and seafood.
Large space suggesting regional cuisine dishes.
The typical brick walls decorated with azulejo panels and typical utensils are a unique and traditi…
The Salpoente restaurant was reborn in February 2013 and, today, it is strongly recommended. Is alr…
What to do in Aveiro
Reserva Natural das Dunas de São Jacinto
In the Baixo Vouga subregion, in Ovar and the village of San Jacinto and covering the County of Aveiro in the coastal area lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria de Aveiro, this extensive dune cord. The nature reserve covers, in addition to the fixed and mobile dunes, a beach and a forested area (the Mata de São Jacinto). …
Ria de Aveiro
The Ria de Aveiro is one of the most important and beautiful hydrographical disasters of the Portuguese coast. It extends for about 45 miles, parallel to the sea, then flows into the rivers Vouga, Antuã and Boco. With a fairly diverse aquatic fauna is also a privileged place for the practice of nautical sports. Brand image is the main natural …
Museu de Aveiro
The Aveiro Museum (also known as Santa Joana Museum), former Convento de Jesus founded in 1464 by D. Brites Leitoa, suffered various interventions during the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries: the cloister construction, the reform of the coro-baixo, the construction …
Parque de Santo António
The Santo António Park was created in the middle of the 80ies, as result of the enlargement of the Infante Dom Pedro Park. Here you have some playing fields and a radical sports park.
Parque Infante Dom Pedro - Parque da Cidade
The Infante Dom Pedro Park or City Park was organized from 1862, starting in the area that belonged to the Santo António Convent. The brook that used to cross it was used to create a set of lakes and fountains …
Capela da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco
Franciscan chapel funded in 1677, integrating the architectural ensemble of the Santo António Convent. In the XVIII century the walls were covered with azulejos (glazed tiles) from the Vital Rifarto workshop. The Casa do Despacho dates from 1682.
Fachada da Estação de Aveiro
Building covered with tile panels Source factory New (1916), which reproduce info on the main monuments of the region and the country. Have an exceptionally located quality, not only by artistic quality but also for its informational and pedagogical quality. …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Aveiro
This temple, engaged to the coimbrã Renaissance and former See was designed by Gregório Lourenço and its construction began in 1600. In 1608 the Casa do Despacho was built, in 1623 the body of the church and the main door …
Canal Central da Ria de Aveiro
A trade mark of the city, the central channel offers a nice way to discover Aveiro. Follow the curves of the river branch winding between the houses, waving the Moliceiros (typical boats) and surrender to the charms of the “Venice …
In 1855-1858 begined the construction of the Teatro Aveirense, planned by Araújo e Silva. The building was ready only in 1878-1881, being opened by the Companhia do Teatro D. Maria II. In the beginning of the XX century, new chairs …
Praia de São Jacinto
This beach is in a fishing village at the Dunas de São Jacinto nature reserve centre. It is a vast neck of dunes and soft sand with no buildings around. You can find simple, cosy restaurants with excellent traditional platters …
Cruzeiro de São Domingos
The Cruzeiro de São Domingos, also known as Cruzeiro de Nossa Senhora da Glória is from the end of the XV century. The original transept is inside the Aveiro See since the 70ies. It is a quattrocentist cross with scenes …
Edifício da Casa dos Ovos Moles / A Barrica
Art Nouveau-style building with dormers with go in ' Japanese ', arc regional characteristic aveirense. Inside, the doors of the compartments are wooden with colored glasses. The handles one of the doors are worked, recalling a butterfly.
Ecomuseu da Marinha da Troncalhada
A place where geets acquainted with the production of salt in the Aveiro region. Visits must be previously requested.
Museu da Cidade
Former Museum of the Republic-Arlindo Vicente, currently preserves and promotes the concept "Aveiro: Multifaceted City, Nucleoid Museum". Located in one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, generate, public spaces and thematic of unified form.
Igreja de São Domingos / Sé de Aveiro
A stone wall carved with a niche where glimpsed a Nossa Senhora de Gothic trait is what is left in present-day Cathedral, the ancient Church of the Dominican convent (1423). Highlight to the side chapels, with a limestone altarpiece from …
Where to sleep in Aveiro
Modern design Hotel located next to one of the channels of the Ria de Aveiro, in the historic heart of the city of canals. Highlights-if your cubic appearance …
Modern and refined Hotel, situated in the Centre of Aveiro, with pleasant views not only to laugh, but also to the known and bustling fish square. In addition …
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 …
Located south of Aveiro district and inside the demarcated region of Bairrada, the municipality of Mealhada distinguishes itself by the thermal and n…
The municipality of Murtosa is located in the coastal region of Aveiro. Its geographical position kept it away from the major communication routes,…
The municipality of Vagos belongs to the District of Aveiro and has a privileged location with a stretch of coast approximately 7 kilometres. Th…