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Ria de Aveiro

It is located on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, south of the municipality of Espinho and north of Mira | Vouga river, Aveiro, Portugal
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The Portuguese Venice

Why is it called by the Portuguese Venice? The same happens in Aveiro, the ocean travels through... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Rui P
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A poor comparison to Venice

Apparently, Aveiro is the Venice of Portugal. Hardly, the engine powered gondola ride was a quick... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Erica K
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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 hectares, dos quais seis mil estão permanentemente alagados, desdobra-se em quatro importantes canais ramificados em esteiros que circundam inúmeras ilhas e ilhotas. Nela desaguam os rios Vouga, Antuã, Boco e Fontão, tendo como única comunicação com o mar um canal que corta o cordão litoral entre a Barra e São Jacinto, permitindo o acesso ao porto de Aveiro de embarcações de grande calado. Rica em peixes e aves aquáticas, apresenta grandes planos de água, locais de eleição para a prática de todos os desportos náuticos. Para além disso, ainda que tenha vindo a perder, de ano para ano, a importância que já teve na economia aveirense, a produção de sal, utilizando técnicas milenares, é ainda uma das actividades tradicionais mais características da cidade de Aveiro.
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26 Dec 2017
“The Portuguese Venice”
1 Apr 2017
“A poor comparison to Venice”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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It is located on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, south of the municipality of Espinho and north of Mira | Vouga river, Aveiro, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Erica K
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

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!

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

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

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ria de Aveiro is one of the biggest attraction in Aveiro that is called portuguese Venice. There are some boats (Moliceiros) and it is good idea to take a short excursion.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Ria is made up of saltpans with lots of birds. It is lovely to walk there in the evening or early morning light

1  Thank gavScotland_Portugal
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