Moliceiro is the name given to the boats that sail in the Ria de Aveiro, the marshy lagoon region of the Vouga River. These boats were originally used to harvest moliço, a type of algae used as agricultural fertilizer, but nowadays, they are more commonly adapted for tourist purposes in Aveiro city.
Oficina do Doce, Rua João Mendonça, Aveiro, Portugal
The Sweet Workshop
In the Oficina do Doce (The Sweet Workshop) you will have the opportunity of finding out about the history involving Ovos Moles and so many other convent-made sweets from Aveiro Region. Oficina do Doce is a learning space and shares historically faithful and representative of local reality. In our workshops you will be able to learn live, with a lot of energy, the most traditional way of making Ovos Moles. The most daring, these, will have the opportunity to experience their art as old-fashioned confectioners, filling and cutting those sweets with maritime designs. Products and Experiences genuinely Portuguese, prepared with care and diligence so that Portuguese and foreigners taste the best of Aveiro.
Ostraveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
At Ostraveiro we do oyster aquaculture and also guided tours to the production. A perfect place to be with family or friends to taste our delicacies.
Praia da Costa Nova, R. da Quinta do Cravo 17, 3830 Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal
Here, located between the estuary and the sea, there are small rustic wood houses with red, blue and green stripes. Once used as warehouses for fishing implements, nowadays they host several families during the bathing season, making it one of the most sought after places for a walk by the sea.
Aveiro Museum, Avenida Santa Joana, Aveiro, Portugal
Founded in 1458, this former Dominican convent for women where Saint Joan the Princess lived reflects the life of the community of nuns over nearly four centuries, with different architectural styles.
Via da Vista Alegre 3830-292, Ílhavo, Portugal
Museu Vista Alegre
A journey into the world of porcelain. Renovated between 2014 and 2016, the Vista Alegre Museum intends to show the history of the factory, the aesthetic evolution of porcelain production and its importance in Portuguese society in the 19th and 20th centuries through one of the most complete museum collections of its kind. In addition to the renovated exhibition rooms, you can visit, as part of the Museum circuit, the Chapel in Honor of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França and the Manual Painting Workshop at the Vista Alegre Factory, where you will have the opportunity to observe the delicate painting work pottery.
Navio Museu Santo André
The Ship-Museum Santo André is a hub of the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo. It was part of the Portuguese cod fleet and intends to illustrate the trawling arts. This side trawler (or “classic”) was born in 1948, in the Netherlands, by order of the Empresa de Pesca de Aveiro. At the time, it was a modern ship, nearly 71 meters long and with a hold for 20,000 quintas of fish (1,200 tons).
From the end of the 1970s, restrictions on fishing in outer waters appeared, which resulted, in later decades, in the slaughter of a large part of the fleet. The Santo André did not escape the trend, being dismantled on the 21st of August 1997. The ship's owner, António do Lago Cerqueira, L.da , linked to Pescas Tavares Mascarenhas, S.A., and the Municipality of Ílhavo decided to transform the ship into a museum. In August 2001, the Santo André began a new cycle of its life: showing present and future visitors how the cod trawl fisheries were and honoring the memory of all its crew during almost half a century of activity.