Situated about halfway between Porto and Coimbra, the old port and fishers’ town Aveiro is situated on the estuary of the Rio Vouga.
Long known as the Venice of Portugal, Aveiro is dominated by the Central Canal running through the town and is extensively crossed by canals throughout which gives the city an individual character. In the old quarter tourists can see the town's canals, bridges and whitewashed pastel-coloured houses of the fishermen which are somewhat reminiscent of Amsterdam.
The preservation of many medieval features has made Aveiro a very attractive town, enhanced by the beautiful local boats, the Barcos Moliceiros. Discover the many magnificent Art Nouveau buildings and house fronts decorated with beautiful Azulejos which can be seen whilst touring this delightful town..
Around 8km south is the town of Ilhavo, the capital of Aveiro district, which you can also discover on your City Sightseeing tour!The sea has always determined and conditioned the life of the local population at this county situated in a vast plain of lagoons. Here the local crafts have extraordinary treasures to offer with a long tradition of works in clay and ceramics. Ilhavo is the home of the world famous fine porcelain factory of "Vista Alegre" founded in 1824 - a name renowned in the world of fine porcelain.
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