Rising majestically over the sea, this is the tallest lighthouse in Portugal and one of the tallest in Europe. It marks the site where the Aveiro Lagoon meets the sea.
It is at the centre of Aveiro, around the Rossio area and the houses where you can taste the delicious ovos moles, that you will find an interesting assemble of Art Nouveau buildings.
It is ornamented with many “azulejos” panels of Factory Fábrica da Fonte Nova (1916) displaying regional motifs.
Aveiro has been one of the most dynamic and innovating Portuguese university cities since 1973.
The building of Capitania do Porto de Aveiro currently belongs to Aveiro Town Hall. It is also known as “Capitania dos Arcos” and its history is indeed a long one.
The city of Covilhã has beautiful ancient streets that will lead you to amazing places! But you will also find surprising spots like design ward-winning pedestrian bridge designed by prestigious Portuguese architect Carrilho da Graça. Travel + Leisure magazine considered this bridge one of the most interesting design spots in the world!
Known since 1214, the Castelo Branco Jewish community, associated with commercial and craft traditions, quickly developed.
Be amazed by the warmth of the Costa Nova fishing spirit which is still very much present in its sand plains. Discover the beach, the town and the history of this area.
In the wool city, Jews and New Christians were closely connected with the development of the wool industry and some members of this community stood out during the Age of Discovery. Two of them were Master José Vizinho and Francisco Faleiro, renowned Covilhã cosmographers.
The Epigraph Archive of Idanha-a-Velha was designed by architects Alexandre Alves Costa and Sérgio Fernandez (2008).
With a length of approximately 800m, this project, designed by Nadia Schilling, works a section of the coast which consists of a set of cliffs and dune systems of high ecological sensitivity, characterized by its biodiversity, the uniqueness of their floristic communities and for being important landscape areas, with panoramic cliffs defining lines of great interest and scenic value.
Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum is, without a doubt, an excellent starting point to discover the city and the region of Castelo Branco.