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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought we were in the boonies when we arrived in this small town and were quite surprised that Aveiro has lots of stuff to do. The boat ride was really nice and the shopping mall was great with high end stores and great sales....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debsi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent town for a one night visit , in that time it is enough to cover it all unless you want to venture out of the town a bit further .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pgw2811
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Great area to walk around. I think it’s worth stopping in on your way to Porto. I wouldn’t say it’s the Venice of Portugal but it is really charming, especially during Christmas time because they have all the lights. I think it was around 11€...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ThebestofKendell
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We decided to spend two nights here but actually had seen all we wanted to within two hours! The main canals are modern and "functional" and the pictures that you see of little houses lining the route are limited to the very centre of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suzanne_westcott
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Aveiro is traditionally a fishin village with traditional Portuguese fishing architecture. The municipaly has cleaned up the town, opened numeorus restaurants, organized activities and turned it into a very nice tourist spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3Cuori1Capanna
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A beautiful city. With its canals and its typical boats and its gastronomy. The beauty of architecture is notorious in the new art buildings. The city can be easily reached on foot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ditsilva
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Aveiro is superb town halfway from Coimbra to Oporto. It is well known by it's Canals where the beautiful 'moliceiros', a very typical local boats, sail round. In the center there are beautiful buiIdings even a few in 'Art Nouveau' style. It also well known...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Pretty touristy, but quite unique. Loved the art nouveau architecture. Make sure to visit the salt farms & also to get out to Costa Nova, both remarkable in their own. way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Basically, Aveiro ticks most boxes. It is a really pleasant city, ideal for strolling, taking it all in, with something for all tastes. One thing to note is, if you don't do the 10 euro 45 minute boat trip, then you haven't really seen the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Brimble
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Maybe heightened by reviews of the place, quite disappointed. It is not even close to Venice. To be fair, it’s a small coastal town with its old character. A short stop over for a photo opt will suffice.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Niels-Fernanda | Reviewed this property |
There are a few good sites but cant post them here. Tripad wont let me. We are dissapointed with Aveiro. Better go to Venice or Amsterdam. The city is ok but the boat tour is like Las Vegas, very artificial.