"Henrik's Aveiro-page" Top 5 Page for this destination Aveiro by Henrik_rrb

Aveiro Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 243 photos

Before I went to Aveiro I red that it was "The Venice" of Portugal. That wasn't good...
Because when I went there I had so high expactations, I was looking forward to see another beautiful town, with lots of canales, and nice buildings.
The thruth, according to me, is that Aveiro is a really nice town, calm and with some things to see.
But... it's not a "Venice". There are just two canales, no bridges (well, except for the one outside the center of the town, which was supposed to be amazing, but instead was anything else than that...).
Except for these two canales, which was nice, but nothing special, I couldn't find anything in Aveiro that made me think of Venice.

So, when you're going there; see it as a new town, don't compare it to Venice or anywhere else - and you'll be pleased with you visit!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice and calm, great beach
  • Cons:Venice, huh??!
  • In a nutshell:Great summertown!
  • Last visit to Aveiro: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • global84's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 9:39 AM

    Yeah, Aveiro is Aveiro, and Venice is Venice. I have been to both places, but I was disappointed by Venice a lot. Anyway, hope you enjoyed Aveiro though; check out my Aveiro page for pictures and stuff!

  • Marpessa's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2006 at 3:31 PM

    Hey, great page on Aveiro - even though it's not Venice :) Love the photo of the church in your travelogue - such beautiful blues! :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 7:19 PM

    great pics. Seems like everywhere with a canal is the Venice of xxx.

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 4:47 PM

    For a place that was slightly disappointing you sure took some GREAT photos!!

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2004 at 9:14 PM

    Hi Henrik, although 'the bridge' was not what you expected, at least you had the beach! :)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 3:28 PM

    Well Aveiro is not Venice but the pastry is great. Did you taste the " ovos moles" from Aveiro?


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