The one who stole my heart

I have been living in Portugal for over 3 years, and I finally made a trip I was waiting for so long. Before I visited Aveiro, I kind of had an idea what it was like from many Instagram photos, but once I arrived I was totally blown away by the unique beauty of this small and calm city.

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The city is surrounded by different canals just like Venice, and people actually call it “The Venice of Portugal”, I personally don’t like to compare places, instead, I enjoy the beauty of each one of them, I appreciate what each one offers, and in this case Aveiro showed me the best of it by taking a boat tour in a “Moliceiro” (colorful boats, designs with typical Portuguese phrases)

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This boats truly take you to the Aveiro’s heart and show you the most classical and old Portuguese houses.

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How to get there?

From Porto: You can take either a bus or trains. For me, the train is better since is faster! just an hour away and it costs €3.45 one way, It will leave you just 5 minutes walk from the city center. Train schedules

From Lisbon: The trains are more expensive, around €20 one way. The best option if you go with friends is to rent a car or use Bla bla car!

Another helpful website you can check is Go Euro for more transportation options.

For buses check here!

Moliceiro (boat) Prices:

Tour last 45 minutes, and you don’t necessarily need to book it, but in case you want to, you can call or message this number: +351 914 170 937

Adults: €8

Children: €4

Some of them will allow dogs on the boats. 😀

What to eat?

You’ll have plenty of options to have lunch, coffee or drinks. In my case I visited in January, everything was open. I was very lucky with the weather since it was sunny and not cold at all.

You can’t definitely miss “Tripas a modo de Aveiro” (Aveiro guts) they are not necessarily guts, as I thought at first, they are crepes made with a different flour which makes them thicker, with sweet or salty flavors.

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They look just like that

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And the most typical and traditional sweet of Aveiro “Ovos-moles”

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About 5 minutes drive from the center of Aveiro, you can visit Praia Nova, there you can continue to appreciate the beauty of Aveiro in a more classic-modern way.

The colorful houses are the main attraction in this area, the majority have the same shape and are two colors painted with vertical and horizontal stripes.

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On the coast you will have access to a very large ciclo path enjoying the beautiful view of the ría.

(Check out my happy dogs running and enjoying Aveiro too!)

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I also visited the highest lighthouse in Portugal, which is located opposite a huge beautiful beach where my dog can run and have so much fun!

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I visited the city in a day and I think it’s good enough to visit the main attractions.

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Hope you all enjoy it!

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