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Things to see in Aveiro

Aveiro is a small city nickname 'the Venice of Portugal' and is located in the center of the country. It has a small, but beautiful old town which is also the main attraction for visiting this place. The prettiest part to visit is located around the Fish market where old houses and narrow streets provide a nice atmosphere. Several bars and restaurants make it all a bit more lively.

Another attraction is the train station which has been decorated with blue tiles and has an unique look to it. Walk back along the main road to get a more city feel of Aveiro. There are many small churches dotted around town, such as Sao Goncaolo church, Senhor das Barrocas and Igreja das Carmelitas which all managed to have a different look and many of them can be visited. The main square is located in front of the town hall and this area is nice to explore.

To do justice to its nickname 'Venice', there are several canals and even boat rides are offered to take you around Aveiro. Some of the other sights include 
Praca do 14 de Juno, cathedral Sao Domingos, Rua Combatantes and the Mesericordia church. Because Aveiro is a small town, one day should be enough to see almost everything of what is on offer. It is well connected by train from Porto and Lisbon, so it is an easy place to stop over. It might be too far away to visit it as a day trip, but would not be impossible. 


Travel photo gallery of Aveiro

 
View along the canal.

View along the canal.

 
House near the Fish market.

House near the Fish market.

 
Old houses.

Old houses.




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Historical view of Aveiro.

Historical view of the old town.

 
Canal houses.

Canal houses.

 
Boats near the fish market.

Boats near the fish market.

 
The fish market.

The fish market.

 
Sao Goncaolo church.

Sao Goncaolo church.

 



Praca do 14 de Juno.

Praca do 14 de Juno.

 



Praca do 14 de Juno, Aveiro.

Praca do 14 de Juno.

 
Sao Goncaolo church, Aveiro.

Sao Goncaolo church.

 



Bridge over the canal.

Bridge over the canal.

 



Bank of Portugal.

Bank of Portugal.

 
Statue on Avenida do Dr Lourenco Peixinho.

Statue on Avenida do Dr Lourenco Peixinho.

 
House decorated with tiles.

House decorated with tiles.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
Street scene in the old town.

Street scene in the old town.

 
Senhor das Barrocas.

Senhor das Barrocas.

 
Senhor das Barrocas, Aveiro.

Senhor das Barrocas.

 



Railway station, Aveiro.

Railway station.

 
Opposite the train station.

Opposite the train station.

 
Beautifully decorated train station.

Beautifully decorated train station.

 
Bridge over the canal.

Bridge over the canal.

 
Canals near the shopping center.

Canals near the shopping center.

 
Waterfront.

Waterfront.

 



Canal and shopping center.

Canal and shopping center.

 



Canal running through Aveiro.

Canal running through Aveiro.

 
The reason for being called the Venice of Portugal.

The reason for being called the Venice of Portugal.

 
Old impressive building on Avenida do Dr Lourenco Peixinho.

Old impressive building on Avenida do Dr Lourenco Peixinho.

 
Cathedral Sao Domingos.

Cathedral Sao Domingos.

 



Cathedral Sao Domingos, Aveiro.

Cathedral Sao Domingos.

 
The bell tower of Sao Domingos cathedral.

The bell tower of Sao Domingos cathedral.

 



Museum.

Museum.

 
Statue on Rua Rato de Outubro.

Statue on Rua Rato de Outubro.

 



In front of the museum.

In front of the museum.

 
Blue tile decoration.

Blue tile decoration.

 
Historical town center.

Historical town center.

 



Hall of justice.

Hall of justice.

 



City hall.

City hall.

 



Praca da republica.

Praca da republica.

 



Rua Combatantes.

Rua Combatantes.

 
The old town of Aveiro.

Rua Combatantes.

 
Decorated street and houses.

Decorated street and houses.

 
Typical Aveiro.

Typical view.

 



Square in Aveiro.

Square.

 



City square.

City square.

 
Statue.

Statue.

 



House near the central roundabout.

House near the central roundabout.

 



The Venice of Portugal.

The Venice of Portugal.

 



Long boat on the canal.

Long boat on the canal.

 
Portuguese decorated house.

Portuguese decorated house.

 
Tower.

Tower.

 



A park in Aveiro.

A park.

 



Igreja das Carmelitas.

Igreja das Carmelitas.

 
Mesericordia church.

Mesericordia church.

 
Typical street in the old town.

Typical street in the old town.

 



View of old an new in Aveiro.

View of old an new part of the city.

 



Old red brick building.

Old red brick building.

 



Boats in the water.

Boats in the water.

 
Very old building.

Very old building.



Internet sites with travel information about Aveiro



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