Distinguished as the city-museum of Art Nouveau in Portugal, Aveiro is a member of the “Réseau Art Noveau Network”, along with Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki or Havana. Discover the charm of this delicate and seductive art period of the 20th century by taking a walking tour with a guide through the Art Nouveau route, a track created to help identifying all buildings and monuments which have marks left by names such as Ernesto Korrodi, Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha, Jaime Inácio dos Santos, José de Pinho or Carlos Mendes.
10 Art Noveaux Buildings to visit in Aveiro:
- Major Pessoa House, located at Barbosa Magalhães S., numbers 9,10, 11 and Travessa do Rossio. An Ex-líbris of the Art Noveaux architecture in Aveiro, an exuberant mixture of flowers and arabesques made in stone and wrought iron designed by Ernesto Korrodi and Silva Rocha.
- House – Rossio Building, located at Largo do Rossio, numbers 3 and 4. Recently recovered building with balconies and windows made of crop and rolling frame stone, where the centre and the wrought iron balcony stand out.
- Building of the Ovos Moles House, located at João Mendonça S., numbers 24 and 25. In this house, the upper floor stands out because of the elegance of its curved windows with their narrow balconies of wrought iron and the floral arrangements which are present in all the façade.
- Museu da República (Republic Museum) located at João Mendonça S., numbers 11 and 13. This building stands out because of its imposing stone structure, an exuberant façade, dominated by the central area where an upward assemble dominated by the great balcony with the figurehead of a woman which ends with a delicate dormer. The decoration mixes floral stone motifs with the wrought iron of the window and balcony guards.
- Cooperativa Agrícola Building, located at João Mendonça S., numbers 5, 6 and 7. In this house, the façade is covered with panels of polychromatic tile which shape the elegance of the structure. There is also iron and an exquisite work carved in Ançã stone.
- Restaurant Building – Pensão Ferro, located at Tenente Resende S., number 30. A building designed by Silva Rocha. Its structure represents the symbiosis between iron, glass, stone and tile.
- House of the Architect Silva Rocha, located at Carmo S., numbers 12 and 14. An exuberant residence, where vegetal decorations in the curved frames of the stone balconies and windows are united with the iron structure, with tile panels dominated by tangled and flower layouts.
- Building – Hotel Bar of “As Américas”, located at R. Eng.º Von Haff. A building which mixes the taste of the “Portuguese house” with a decoration divided between wreaths and delicate flowered banners, carved in stone in the windows and porches, and iron cuts geometric in shape. All the façade is covered with a tile cymatium.
- Miguéis Shoe Shop Building, located at Coimbra S., numbers 1 and 3. It is a house where the doors and shop windows have exquisite carved stone frames decorated with wreaths and figureheads.
- Bandstand at the Infante D. Pedro Municipal Park, located at Avenida Araújo e Silva. Typical garden and relaxation area, following an iron octagonal structure. Its decoration is typically Art Noveaux.