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By train

A newly inaugurated central train station is positioned near the center of the city, with regional and fast trains to most chief cities, such as Porto, Coimbra or Lisbon. You can walk through Avenida Lourenço Peixinho for 10 minutes and you are on the main central spot o Aveiro - Rotunda das Pontes.

By bus

There are coaches that connect Aveiro to a lot of Portuguese cities and also cities in Spain.

By car

The city is connected to highway number 1 (A1) which is the main road of the country, but also a toll road.
However, if coming from Porto, it is advisable to take highway 29 (A29) as it's free of charge and runs paralell to the A1.
You can easily reach to Aveiro through A17 highway, which is linked to A8 highway from Lisbon and A25 highway, that comes from Spain through Salamanca.

Key places to visit
Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro, Architecturally, Aveiro Museum, Santa Maria da Feira, Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve, The Vista Alegre Museum


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Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro

The Portuguese Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro has existed since 1938. In that year it was formed as territories taken from the historical diocese of Coimbra, diocese of Porto and diocese of Viseu were combined. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga.Its see at Aveiro is also the capital of the district of Aveiro. As of 2008, the bishop is António Francisco dos Santos, appointed in 2006.


Architecturally it is considered one of the most valuable churches of Tavira, due to the portal and Renaissance elements inside, unique in the Algarve region.
The Holy House of Mercy was established in Tavira at the beginning of the century. XVI. Initially had only a side chapel in the convent of San Francisco. In 1541, André Pilarte, master mason resident in Tavira, was in charge of building the Church of Mercy.
Above the Renaissance portal, we can see a niche with the image of Our Lady of Mercy, flanked by the arms of Portugal and the city and two high reliefs depicting St. Peter and St. Paul

Aveiro Museum

Situated in Jesus Convent , this museum was created in 1911 by art scholar and critic F.A. Marques Gomes. The visitor can contemplate here several examples of archaeology, sculpture (the Tomb of Holy Queen Joana) and painting in the period between the 15th and the 18th centuries, with a special highlight in the portrayal of Holy Princess Joana, which is said to belong to Nuno Gonçalves school. Moreover, you will also find here a vast collection of Baroque sacred art – that belonged to the religious convents and monasteries before the extinction of the religious orders in the 19th century – especially gilt carved wood, vestments, and gold and silver works.

Santa Maria da Feira

Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro is a Portuguese municipality. It is one of the tourist attractions in Aveiro. The total area of Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro is around 215.1 kilometers. A population of 140,494 inhabitants and 107,458 electors reside in Santa Maria da Feira in Aveiro. Santa Maria da Feira also comprises 31 parishes. The Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro is located in the district of Aveiro.Santa Maria da Feira has the municipal holiday on the 20th of January. On this day, the whole municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro celebrates the Fogaceiras. The Fogaceiras is a special local holiday. The Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro houses the famous science museum called the Visionarium.

Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve

Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve, Aveiro is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Aveiro. The Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve, Aveiro is eight kilometers north of Ilhavo which is renowned for its maritime museum. Further, four kilometers south of the Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve in Aveiro lies the Vista Alegre Museum that showcases the history of Vista Alegre porcelain art.The Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve is actually situated in the north of Aveiro from Sao Jacinto to Ovar. The Sao Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve, Aveiro is a 6.7 square kilometer wooded nature reserve. This nature reserve is famous for its trails and bird hides.

The Vista Alegre Museum

The Vista Alegre Museum, Aveiro is one of the leading tourist attractions in Aveiro. The Vista Alegre Museum, Aveiro houses mainly the porcelain that was sold in the year 1824 when the porcelain factory was founded. In the Vista Alegre Museum in Aveiro, some of the well known personalities of the world like Britain's Elizabeth II and Spain's Juan Carlos have accredited their pieces.Initially, the Vista Alegre Museum was called Thursday's Chapel. The porcelains displayed in the Vista Alegre Museum, Aveiro are renowned all over the world. The factory where these articles were created had fuel, clay and fine white sand in its vicinity. That is why production of porcelain became easy. In the year 1824, the production of porcelain was authorized by the famous D. John IV. Five years later, the porcelain factory received the title of Real Fabrica which meant recognition in the field of art and industry.

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