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.
To visit Aveiro without tasting ovos moles is a sin. This is a typical pastry in the area and comes from the ancient feminine convents in Aveiro.
The University of Coimbra, the uptown (“Alta”) and Sofia were classified by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Coimbra becomes the 15th UNESCO World Heritage site in Portugal.
The inland city of Castelo Branco has swimming pools that resemble a sea!
Berlenga, Estelas and surrounding islands were classified Berlenga Natural Reserve on September 3rd 1981. Located 5,7 miles away from Cape Carvoeiro, the archipelago of Berlengas consists of 3 island groups: Berlenga Grande, and nearby reefs, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcadas, all of them geologically different.
The ria of Aveiro is the ideal spot for birdwatching activities, as well as a privileged destination for birdwatchers worldwide due to the excellence of its natural habitats for protected species, such as the purple heron (Ardea purpurea). BioRia, a project developed and consolidated by the City Hall of Estarreja, offers several walking and cycling trails, revealing the highly rich natural heritage of the region.
At the far end of Bussaco Mountain, where the highest range is 547 meters high, you’ll find Bussaco Woods, surrounded by a high wall with eleven entrance doors.
Join us for a visit of the Quinta dos Loridos, where the impressive Buddha Eden – the largest oriental garden in Europe, can be found. The oriental garden with around 35 hectares of land was created as a reaction to the destruction of the Buddhas of Banyan, in which one of the greatest acts of cultural
Just like Paris or Amsterdam, visiting Aveiro can be healthy, ecological and economical, in addition to being fun. All you need is a BUGA, a Free Use Bike in Aveiro, made available by the municipality.
Founded in the 1950s by brothers Abel and João Lacerda, this museum is divided into two buildings, one dedicated to art and the other to old cars.
The Castle of Almourol is regarded as Portugal’s most beautiful castle! Situated on a small cliffy island in the middle of the Tagus River, Almourol Castle is one of the most significant military Medieval monuments, which best evokes the memory of the Knights Templar in Portugal.
Notwithstanding its name, it is now known that this cava (an ancient Roman camp) located next to Largo da Feira de São Mateus in Viseu does not have anything to do with Viriathus, the Lusitanian warrior whose statue decorates this place.