Located 70km south of Porto, Aveiro is a beautiful city popularly known as «the Venice of Portugal» due to its system of canals and boats similar to the Italian city.
Aveiro, with less than 80,000 inhabitants, it’s a town full of charm and it has a lot to offer. Here are our tips on what to do and see there:
Our first suggestion is very touristic but well, you have to do it! Go to the main square (Praça Humberto Delgado) and take a boat ride on the typicals Moliceiros. You will cross different channels of the Ria and get a glimpse of the Salines. The ride costs around 7€ and you get the chance to see the city in a different perspective. Don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!
Take the Art Nouveau Route, where you’ll be able to see around 10 buildings that are examples of this beautiful 20th-century style. You can also visit the Arte Nova Museum, that is located in one of the most emblematic Art Noveau buildings. Once there, go to their Tea House and relax a bit before continuing your journey.
Ok, so after seeing the beauty and charm of the city, get ready for some delicious food. In Aveiro, there are many options but there are two things you cannot miss: the seafood and the egg cream pastry. Go to Mercado do Peixe for a good and fresh fish meal. For dessert, our suggestion is the Confeitaria Peixinho, the oldest place in town to make the famous Ovos Moles. If you don’t like eggs, well… then maybe Aveiro is not the best place for you! ;D
Once in Porto, you can take a train to Aveiro from São Bento or Campanhã stations and the ride takes about 40 minutes. The tickets cost 3,40 € (one way).
Hope you enjoy our suggestions on what to do and see in Aveiro! And don’t forget, if you want to discover all about the great city of Porto, book a tour with us :)