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.
Where to eat in Estarreja
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A modern space with a good atmosphere and a friendly service that serves Portuguese dishes.
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What to do in Estarreja
Casa-Museu Egas Moniz
A house-museum where one may view objects that once belonged to Egas Moniz, the only Portuguese doctor ever to have been awarded the Nobel Prize of Medicine, in 1949.
Centro de Interpretação Ambiental da Bioria - Percurso de Salreu
The BIORIA belongs to the Aveiro Tidal Reach. It has a wide variety of habitats with many different species of plants and animals. In order to protect this Natural Heritage, trails are being created along the "marinhas" and the "Esteiro de Salreu". The first is the Percurso de Salreu (Salreu Trail) where one may enjoy the swamp and the farmlands, …
Casa e Capela de São José
Baroque and Rococo country house with plant in L and two floors. It has baroque chapel attached. We highlight the polychrome and gilded altarpiece in marmoreados, the second half of the 18th century, the masonry of the Windows, the stems …
Igreja Paroquial de São Tiago
Church of Baroque architecture with a ship and quadrangular Tower.
Cine-Teatro de Estarreja
A space that reopened in 2005, with a programme of artistic and cultural events, namely music and theatre performances. It may also screen films and welcomes confrences, among other events. It is composed of a main room with 502 seats, …
Edifício dos Paços do Concelho de Estarreja
Building of eclectic architecture, composed of two floors, built in 1892. The facade is surmounted by the arms of the Republic. The whole building has the characteristics more typical of the buildings of this era. Here works the Town Hall.
Casa da Praça
Urban Palace with Baroque architecture and taste classicist. The house belonged to the former estate of Vague and, currently, is the House of culture of Estarreja. The building is appealing for the dimension, the main facade and interiors.
Parque Municipal de Antuã
A wide park with wid lawns and benches. There are also amusment equipments for the children.
Esteiro de Beduído
Also named Esteiro de Estarreja (Estarreja Creek), the place was opened by man in the 19th century. At that time, one commercialised the salt, the mollis, the fish, the adobes, the sand and the juncus here. Because it is more …
Where to sleep in Estarreja
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