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A ria é o resultado do recuo do mar, com a formação de cordões litorais que, a partir do século XVI, formaram uma laguna que constitui um dos mais importantes e belos acidentes geográficos da costa portuguesa. No total, toda a foz abarca onze mil...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
It is located on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, south of the municipality of Espinho and north of Mira | Vouga river, Aveiro, Portugal
Why is it called by the Portuguese Venice?
The same happens in Aveiro, the ocean travels through the middle of the city.
You should take a moliceiro - the Portuguese gondolas and.visit the beautiful city of Aveiro
Apparently, Aveiro is the Venice of Portugal. Hardly, the engine powered gondola ride was a quick 30 minutes. The tour guide only pointed out 4 things: the salt piles, an old pretty building, a smallish bridge, and the salt warehouses. There were several restaurants and...More
Lots of channels that can now be visited with a Moliceiro boat tours.
You can see the colored small houses from the neighborhood as well as the sea salt collection in the 'salinas'
Nice tour for a sunny warm day!
We stayed here for 5 days, during early October when the weather was in the low 20s and very pleasant. We really enjoyed Aveiro, walking the lanes, seeing parks and tiled houses, eating the Portuguese tarts from the bakery. We also used it as a...More
Even more interesting than the lagoon itself is the history behind it - from the perspective of shifting land masses, silt deposits and reclaimed land. The open area of the lagoon is best explored by boat as there are numerous photo opportunities of Aveiro and...More