Things To Do

Shopping in Aveiro

Shopping in Aveiro

Shopping in Aveiro, Portugal, may not be the first thing on your agenda when you arrive in the city, but do be sure to leave yourself some time to explore the boutiques and stores in this delightful historical marine city, and to explore some of the porcelain and handicraft outlets on the outskirts of town. The main shopping area in Aveiro lies around the main boulevard [...]

Nightlife in Aveiro

Nightlife in Aveiro

Ever since its university was established in the 1970s, the city of Aveiro in west-central Portugal has been undergoing a process of evolution into a lively, cultural centre, which has breathed new life into this attractive maritime destination. The city is surrounded by a huge lagoon, which was once cut off completely from the nearby Atlantic shoreline by [...]

Explore the Beaches

Explore the Beaches

Aveiro is one of those unique cities able to offer a combination of urban sophistication, historical attractions and wide, sandy beaches on which to relax and soak up the sun. The lovely weather throughout the year and the plain, whitewashed streets on the flanks of the lagoon are more than an invitation to visit the region. Thanks to its location, perched on the banks [...]

Boat Trip and Moliceiros

Boat Trip and Moliceiros

Aveiro has not earned its reputation as being the Venice of Portugal for nothing. The settlement that we know today as Aveiro once stood on the banks of a wide estuary, which slowly became blocked from the sea as a large spit of sandbanks formed at the estuary mouth — a clear result of the winds slowly blowing the sand up off the Atlantic shoreline. [...]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Hotel Aveiro Palace

Hotel Aveiro Palace

For a memorable stay in Aveiro, Portugal, the Hotel Aveiro Palace could be just the answer. This newly renovated four-star hotel occupies one of the most privileged locations in the city, right on the central canal that channels the water from the huge estuary through the streets of this “mini Venice” that is awash with maritime charm. [...]

Melia Ria Hotel Aveiro

Melia Ria Hotel Aveiro

The Melia Ria Hotel Aveiro is a large, modern four-star hotel situated right on the banks of one of Aveiro’s famous canals, close to the famous former Jeronimo Campos Ceramic Factory in a smart residential area which has been sympathetically restored and developed in recent years. The hotel offers a total of 128 rooms of various sizes and styles [...]

Hotel Jardim

Hotel Jardim

The three-star Hotel Jardim Aveiro is located right in the heart of the city, close to the Aveiro Museum, the Forum Aveiro shopping centre, and relatively near the congress centre and all major high schools and the university complex hub. A total of 48 rooms comprise doubles, twins, traditional Alentejano rooms (decorated in the brightly painted wooden [...]

Veneza Hotel

Veneza Hotel

The Veneza Hotel is located in a 1930s townhouse which has been fully renovated into a clean and modern three-star hotel. It offers larger than average rooms with plenty of modern amenities, and is well located within the attractive city of Aveiro, Portugal. Situated just 100 metres from Aveiro train station and close to the city centre amenities such as the [...]

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Recommended Restaurants

A Peixaria Restaurant

A Peixaria Restaurant

A Peixaria Restaurant is located in the Sao Jacinto area, just outside the city of Aveiro, Portugal. Like most Aveiro restaurants, it specialises in serving fish and seafood to a steady stream of diners from the local area as well as those who are visiting from other regions of Portugal and abroad. Sao Jacinto is a tranquil beach location [...]

Mercado do Peixe

Mercado do Peixe

If you are looking for a dining experience with a difference during your stay in Aveiro, Portugal, Mercado do Peixe Restaurant could be the ideal choice. Located in the centre of Aveiro, this popular restaurant takes pride of place on the first floor of the famous Aveiro Fish Market. The fish market has been completely rebuilt in recent years and now provides [...]

Batista do Bacalhau

Batista do Bacalhau

Batista do Bacalhau Restaurant is one of the better known eateries in Aveiro, Portugal. Established some 40 years ago, it is a stalwart of the city’s restaurant scene and welcomes diners from all walks of life throughout the year — locals, travellers from elsewhere in Portugal and tourists from overseas. It is located in the centre of the city [...]

Salpoente Restaurant

Salpoente Restaurant

Salpoente Restaurant is one of the leading restaurants in Aveiro, Portugal, and is equally popular with locals as it is with the many people who come from far and wide to visit each year. Located right on the Canal San Roque, Salpoente Restaurant occupies a new building which has been formed from an exciting renovation project of two former salt [...]

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Best Attractions

Canals and Moliceiros

Canals and Moliceiros

No visit to Aveiro, Portugal, would be complete without taking the time to explore the expansive lagoon and canals that weave their way around and through the city. There is something about a city set amongst water that adds a certain charm and magic, and Aveiro is no exception. Indeed, Aveiro has been hailed as the Venice of Portugal for its pretty [...]

Vista Alegre Museum

Vista Alegre Museum

Many visitors to Portugal will be aware the country’s rich cultural heritage in porcelain manufacture and craft. Vista Alegre is one of the leading brands in porcelain and its home is to be found here, on the outskirts of the attractive city of Aveiro. The Vista Alegre Museum and Porcelain Factory in Aveiro are not to be missed during your stay in west-central Portugal. [...]

Aveiro Cathedral

Aveiro Cathedral

The Sao Domingos Church, in Aveiro, was founded in 1423 and went on to be remodelled significantly in the 16th and 17th centuries. Located right in the heart of the city, this attractive cathedral is not to be missed as you spend your time sightseeing in and around the city centre. Also known as Aveiro Cathedral, the Sao Domingos Church in Aveiro is exceptionally [...]

Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

Located some 6km from Aveiro, Portugal, is the Ilhavo Maritime Museum. This hidden gem was founded back in the late 1930s and fully remodelled in 2001, earning it the Mies van der Rohe Prize for Modern Architecture some two years later. It is a must-visit destination for any traveller who comes to Aveiro, both for its architectural importance [...]

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