Welcome to Aveiro

Aveiro is a charming Portuguese town that makes for an enjoyable, alternative tourist destination. The town has an extensive history which is closely intertwined with the growth and decline of its port and saltwater lagoons.Aveiro is crossed by canals and along these waterways colourful and traditional fishing boats sail. Aveiro is an interesting destination for either a day trip or as part of a tour of central Portugal.

Top 7 Things To Do In Aveiro

1. Aveiro Lagoon

The Aveiro Lagoon is a result of the retreat of the sea, with the formation of sandy shores that, from the XVI century, started to form a lagoon that forms one of the most beautiful and important geographical accidents on the Portuguese coast.

2. Moliceiros

"Moliceiros" is the name of the typical boats present on the Ria de Aveiro, the lagoon region of the Vouga river. This vessel was originally used to catch the seaweed, but nowadays it is used as an attraction among turists.

3. Praça do Peixe

The construction of the Fish Square, unique example of the iron architecture in Aveiro, appeared in one of the most typical spaces of the city, where currently you can find the majority of the amusements of the city nightlife.

4. The Jesus Monastery

The Jesus Monastery, currently the Aveiro Museum, is located on the Glória parish, Aveiro. It was a monastery of the feminine Dominican order and today it is an important museum, with a particular focus on particular art or Sacra.

5. Aveiro Cathedral

The origins of Aveiro's church goes back to the XV century. It was by the time the church of the St. Domingos convent, founded in 1423 by the infant D. Pedro.

6. Aveiro's Lighthouse

Aveiro's lighthouse or Barra's lighthouse is the biggest lighthouse of Portugal. It's on th Barra beach, at the southern margin of the Ria de Aveiro in Gafanha de Nazaré parish, Ílhavo's country.

7. Costa Nova Houses

The wooden houses of Costa Nova are the first typical houses of this Ilhavo's county beach and were built by fishermen to save their fishing material. They are all turned to the bay, making a beautiful huge palette of colors.

Top Tours & Activities in Aveiro

From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour To Aveiro And Coimbra

Known as the '' Portuguese Venice '', the charming city of Aveiro is crossed by several canals and is considered one of the most charming destinations in the country, thanks to its colorful "moliceiros" boats, pastel-style buildings Arte Nova and its quiet urban atmosphere. Join Coimbra, the city of doctors and get a great day of vacations.

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Buçaco Forest & Curia

Visit the center of Portugal into the woods.

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Boat Tour In Aveiro – Rio Novo Do Príncipe Route

Our boat tours in the ria de aveiro cover over 100km of the wild ria!

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Aveiro Is More Than A Simple Destination

We have destinations for you - Saberes e Sabores - Território Mágico - And much more

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Transfer From Lisbon To Oporto Stopping In Óbidos, Nazaré And Aveiro.

Best Lisbon - Porto private transfer which stops in óbidos, nazaré and aveiro on the way.

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From Porto: Full-Day Private Tour To Coimbra And Aveiro

Visit the Center of Portugal, get to know Coimbra, the city known as the city of students of Portugal, followed by Aveiro, also called the Portuguese Venice, on a full-day guided tour. The tour starts in Porto, where your guide will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation on a air-conditioned vehicle.

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From Porto – Half Day Aveiro Guided Tour With Moliceiro Cruise – Small Group

Aveiro, known as “The Venice of Portugal”, a harmonious city crossed by four incredible canals. In this half-day tour, explore the canals of Aveiro on a traditional Moliceiro boat, behold the colorful fishermen’s houses along the Costa Nova beach and walk alongside with an expert guide that will provide you an incredible time with a huge connection to nature.

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Boat Tour In Aveiro – Salreu Route

Our boat tours routes cover over 100km of the wild ria!

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Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. During the summer the cities gain life, with events and people from all over the world enjoying the best of the European sun. Of course, autumn is another great time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.

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