Dubbed ‘The Venice of Portugal’, the town has both canals and gondola like boats – it has to be admitted, the link is a little tenuous though! The boats are known as barcos moliceiros and are in fact the traditional flat bottomed boats used for collecting seaweed from the lagoon, they are also sail powered.
Are there any canals in Portugal?
Recently, this picturesque city has become one of the most visited locations in Portugal. Part of its fame is due to the lovely canals and the lagoon – Ria of Aveiro. … The Central Canal is the main canal of the city.
Is Aveiro worth visiting?
Aveiro’s main attraction is its network of canals. Aveiro has plenty of history, and the canals are associated with the growth and decline of its port and salt water lagoons. You can take a trip along these waterways in colourful and traditional boats.
How do I get from Aveiro to Porto?
The best way to get from Aveiro to Porto is to train which takes 36 min and costs €4 – €6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €6 – €11 and takes 55 min.
How do I get from Porto to Aveiro by train?
The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro takes between 40 minutes and 1h15 (and a single ticket may cost between 2.5€ and 15€), depending on the type of train used. The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro using the “Alfa” and “Intercidades” trains takes around 40 minutes and costs betwen 9€ and 13€.