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Aveiro, Portugal
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All reviews day trip few hours city centre fish market beautiful city worth a visit the river train station costa nova porto ride venice boats portuguese attractions gondola
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank artalmon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like to be negative, especially as the Portuguese in general are really kind, but in all honesty, I did NOT like Aveiro. The comparison to Venice is inappropriate. The town has hardly anything to offer. Sorry to say so, but don't waste your...More

Thank 680margo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To call Aveiro "Venice of Portugal" is a bit out of line. Sure the town centre has various beautiful old buildings to offer, n«but unfortunately these buildings are often squashed between ´60 and ´70 horrible constructions. You have to close your eyes a bit to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Aveiro only for one day, with my 3 little girls, the town is small but very nice. We loved havi g a ride in a gondola, children inder 4 years dont pay, th rest pay 5€ and its about 40’ which is...More

Thank MariaManzano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a daytrip to Aveiro from Porto. Even if there are not so many things to see, we enjoyed a nice day. We had fresh fish for lunch in a restaurant next to the river, we strolled around the center with the small souvenir...More

Thank daria11112014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organised town , catering for the visitors & the locals . The tourist office is helpful , but the lack of books on the town & its attractions in English , must be looked at . Very essencial in my opinion .

Thank 426zein
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Took the train from Espinho and immediately impressed with the old rail station building. Unfortunately, like many buildings in Portugal its now derelict. Aveiro is a lovely town with a few natural canals at its centre and some beautiful squares with bars and restaurants. The...More

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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.