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  • hannibay
    London, United Kingdom34 contributions
    Amazing Tourist INFO staff at Train Station!
    Highly recommend visiting the INFORMATION office at the Aveiro Train Station and asking Catarina who was AMAZING! We needed maps (she gave us some) bag storage (5E) and needed travel tips to local towns. We were shown the best walking routes on maps, good restaurants, tapas, monuments and churches. We then got to go on a driven tour around the lagoon and sea side. Fabulous informative trip. Catarina was amazing and so very helpful.
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 5, 2022
  • CDNMarmalade
    Edmonton, Canada113 contributions
    A lovely place for a day trip from Porto
    A charming coastal city reclaiming its youth. Lots to see and do. A canal with canal boats to tour around in, plenty of Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings, shops with treats only found here, a wonderful beach nearby and best of all, a local tile illustrator who will paint to order!
    Written November 27, 2022
  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    A small enchanted town in Northern Portugal!
    Traveling from "O Porto" to "Coimbra", we stopped shortly at "Aveiro". A small town famous for its beautiful canals ("Rías de Aveiro"), the colorful boats "Moliceiros", the innumerous Art-Nouveau buildings (as the "Casa do Major Pessoa - Museu Arte Nova"), the conventual sweets ("Ovos Moles d'Aveiro", naturally) and the awesome porcelain "Museu Vista Alegre" in nearby Ílhavo. Unmissable by anyone traveling in Northern Portugal! Enjoy!
    Written December 15, 2020
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lili g
5 contributions
Dec 2022
The Ria de Aveiro connects the land to the sea, hoping on a boat (moliceiro) you go along the canals of the lagoon experiencing the city. A must-have gastronomic experience is the regional pastries, in which eggs and sugar are magically combined and called ovos moles - Delicious!
Written January 1, 2023
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Johns55belair
Riverside, CA72 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and I recently purchased an apartment in the heart of aveiro.we picked aveiro due to its proximity to both Porto and lisbon .also aveiro is mostly flat which is opposite of porto and lisbon.we will spend half our time in portugal and the other half in the us.as we rent each property as air bnb when we are not there.
Written December 23, 2022
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CDNMarmalade
Edmonton, Canada113 contributions
Oct 2022
A charming coastal city reclaiming its youth. Lots to see and do. A canal with canal boats to tour around in, plenty of Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings, shops with treats only found here, a wonderful beach nearby and best of all, a local tile illustrator who will paint to order!
Written November 27, 2022
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,234 contributions
Nov 2022
A truly charming city with the Ria de Aviero running thru the middle of the city. They have salt field at the mouth of the river. Very nice shops and restaurants and a beautiful old train station.
Written November 26, 2022
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,074 contributions
Sep 2022
Aveiro is a beautiful little city which we toured round on a moliceiro boat in the pouring rain, but nevertheless it was great to learn the history of the city, the salt production, see the amazing houses from the canals.
Written November 23, 2022
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hannibay
London, UK34 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Highly recommend visiting the INFORMATION office at the Aveiro Train Station and asking Catarina who was AMAZING! We needed maps (she gave us some) bag storage (5E) and needed travel tips to local towns. We were shown the best walking routes on maps, good restaurants, tapas, monuments and churches. We then got to go on a driven tour around the lagoon and sea side. Fabulous informative trip. Catarina was amazing and so very helpful.
Written November 5, 2022
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Satu H
Tampere, Finland1,331 contributions
Sep 2022
I had read that Aveiro is called the Portugese Venice and so it is! Truly charming channels where you can get around the city with long boats.
Beautiful houses of various styles, great stone work on walking streets and squares. Many small restaurants and cafes, incredibly affordable prices in them!
Written September 23, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,504 contributions
Jun 2022
We were on a Portugal tour and this cute town was on our way after visiting Coimbra while heading to Porto.
The town is characteristic with its river canals, few km away from the Atlantic coast. There're many gondola tours (motor powered and bigger) which are painted in vivid colors. It cannot be compared to Venice in any way as many others do, and I personally hate such comparisons and tourist platitudes.
The old town is compact and charming with nice churches, shops, bars, restaurants and pastries shops selling local sweet delicacy - Olos Moles.
Great break for 3-4 hours. Park your car at the Forum Aveiro shopping mall which is in the very center with everything in walking distance.
Written August 3, 2022
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Ivan Kaye
Sydney, Australia131 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a car - and detoured into Aveiro - and what an amazing detour it was!

We came across working gondolas on a canal - with quaint buildings.

“the Venice of Portugal”

Came across a shop just selling Sardines….. a Tim for every occasion
Written May 22, 2022
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Angie2012-11
London, UK711 contributions
Apr 2021
I visited Aveiro in October 2020 with my family. We just walked a bit along the canal, as we didn't have more time visit it properly, but they have many more interesting tourist atractions. Very nice town, nice architecture. Its canals and colorful boats look a bit like Venice. Definitely worth seeing.
Written March 11, 2022
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