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Discover Aveiro

Aveiro, known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’, is located in the ‘Baixo-Vouga’ region, in the North of Portugal.
Here you can find a very rich and varied landscape, characterized by a long sandy coastline, a pretty estuary and several parks and gardens. Get to know our suggestions:

Typical July:
24º C
75º F
Typical January:
12º C
54º F

What to see

Aveiro, with its moliceiros like gondolas, natural ponds, elegant architecture, history and culture will awaken your senses!

Barra beach & Costa Nova beach

At Barra beach you will find the oldest lighthouse of Portugal and at Costa Nova beach you can visit the typical houses with colored stripes.

Vista Alegre factory & museum

In this museum you'll have the opportunity to see how they create wonderful pieces of porcelain and contemplate the brand's first pieces.


The exploitation of salt in Aveiro is a pretty old activity, but it remains until the present.

‘Art Nouveau’

In Aveiro there are numerous buildings where you can see the 'Art Nouveau' style like ‘Casa dos Ovos Moles’ and ‘Museu da República’.

What to do

The essence of Aveiro allows you to enjoy the most varied experiences, either in the river, at sea, in the countryside or in the city!

Learn how to make 'Ovos Moles'

One of the specialties from and major symbol of the city.

Visit the beaches in the area

Where you can practice surfing, body boarding, paddle surf, or just enjoy the atmosphere and the sea breeze.

Bird Watching

The 'Ria de Aveiro' has excellent conditions for this activity.


Enjoy an unforgettable boat trip through the city’s canals on a typical local boat, the ‘Moliceiro’.

What to taste

For the lovers of good food, in Aveiro you’ll find traditional meat or fish dishes as well as delicious regional desserts.

'Ovos Moles'

While you are walking through the city, choose one of the traditional cafes and taste the delicious ‘Ovos Moles’, a specialty pastry from this region.

Stew Eels

Eels are one of the major symbols of the region.

Skewered Mussel

Usually served as an appetizer, are one of the most popular snacks in the region.

Roast suckling pig

Typical of the 'Beira Litoral' region, is considered one of the most remarkable baked of the Portuguese cuisine.

Places to visit near Aveiro

Near Aveiro, also in central Portugal you’l find unique places worthy of your visit!

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