Estarreja

The municipality of Estarreja, located in the subregion of Baixo Vouga, is part of Aveiro's district and is characterized by the existence of branches and channels that traverse all the parishes. Its connection to Ria de Aveiro led to the development of the shipbuilding industry. From here "departed" the famous moliceiros, used in the catch of moliço (macro algae), and the marcantes boats, important in connecting Aveiro with the remaining riparian zone. The history of Estarreja resides in the parish of Beduído. The few documents, although they indicate that Beduído e Antuã were already settled at the foundation's period, hinder the acknowledgment of more details about the county's genesis. The village of Avança became known for being Egas Moniz birth place, the first Portuguese winning a Nobel Prize. The House-Museum with his name, like other old houses and mansions that proliferated at the time, is one of the places worth being visited. Handicraft and gastronomy are two more regional attractions. In the case of the handicrafts, you will find miniature boats, quilts and rag rugs, brooms of reeds, painted sarongs (placed at the head of the oxen in order to settle the cart) and small wheels. The most popular flavors are: the padas (bread made with homemade wheat flour), the eels, the roasted meat, the rojões (snack made of boiled pork meat cubes and potatoes), the corn bread, the regueifa doce (kind of sweet bread) and the pão-de-ló (kind of sponge cake). The Carnival of Estarreja is a famous attraction in the municipality. The Carnival moves groups of people throughout the year. The domingo Gordo (Fat Sunday) parades and the childrens' carnavalesque corsos are the highlights of a tradition which origins date back to the late 19th century and which deserves to be watched for the joy and excitement it brings to the municipality.

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Tulip Inn Estarreja Hotel & SPA
Tulip Inn Estarreja Hotel & SPA

4 star

Localizado próximo da zona industrial de Estarreja, a apenas três quilómetros do centro da cidade, o Tulip Inn Estarreja Hotel & SPA é o local ideal para estad…

Residencial Almir
Residencial Almir

Accommodation of two stars that offers ten rooms.

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