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All reviews day trip bars and restaurants wonderful city fish market worth a visit few hours city centre little venice the river train station costa boats nova porto ride portugal portuguese
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aveiro is traditionally a fishin village with traditional Portuguese fishing architecture. The municipaly has cleaned up the town, opened numeorus restaurants, organized activities and turned it into a very nice tourist spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3Cuori1Capanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful city. With its canals and its typical boats and its gastronomy. The beauty of architecture is notorious in the new art buildings. The city can be easily reached on foot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ditsilva
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Aveiro is superb town halfway from Coimbra to Oporto. It is well known by it's Canals where the beautiful 'moliceiros', a very typical local boats, sail round. In the center there are beautiful buiIdings even a few in 'Art Nouveau' style. It also well known...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty touristy, but quite unique. Loved the art nouveau architecture. Make sure to visit the salt farms & also to get out to Costa Nova, both remarkable in their own. way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Basically, Aveiro ticks most boxes. It is a really pleasant city, ideal for strolling, taking it all in, with something for all tastes. One thing to note is, if you don't do the 10 euro 45 minute boat trip, then you haven't really seen the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Brimble
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Maybe heightened by reviews of the place, quite disappointed. It is not even close to Venice. To be fair, it’s a small coastal town with its old character. A short stop over for a photo opt will suffice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SammyY22
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed with Aveiro. It was not the best day to see it and due to the rain we did not venture far. However, it would not have enticed me to venture far anyway. The buildings looked dreary and not kept up to any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

To be honest I was excited to see the city after a lot great reviews I read and documentaries I saw on TV. But after a four hour visit and a long stroll my impression and expectations weren’t full filled. Yes it’s a nice cute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Got stuck here for 2 nights because of bad logistics planning. Stayed at MELIÁ, second floor, view on the parking lot. It seems to be one of the few hotels that still have no coffee or tea facility in the room. Terrible!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank artalmon
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I was on a tour of Portugal from the North to South and we stopped at Aveiro for lunch. clearly in the past Aveiro was based on salt production, fish and seaweed harvesting and there was still evidence of that. Colourful boats like gondolas ply...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Niels-Fernanda | Reviewed this property |
There are a few good sites but cant post them here. Tripad wont let me. We are dissapointed with Aveiro. Better go to Venice or Amsterdam. The city is ok but the boat tour is like Las Vegas, very artificial.