I know this city from a young age. My little sister was born there and the first memories I have is leaving my mom at the maternity and how inconsolable I felt as my dad and I took the train back to our hometown.
Yes. I felt so sad and for years I didn’t like the city.
It always seemed to me very old and somber.
But I grew up and my opinions and feelings changed.
I fell in love with its art, architecture and history.
Porto has tons of all that and much more to offer to those who visit it.
It’s a must see city in the world, not just in Portugal.
Aveiro was one of those cities that I had been to only once and I knew very little.
Last year I got to discover the city properly and I was blown away!
First I was under the charm of the Costa Nova houses. The colorful facades with stripes of blue, yellow, red, green… took my breath away and I couldn’t stop taking photos of them.
All so beautiful! It seemed like a new world I had never seen before!
I fell in love with the city and since then I went there several times and still want to go many more.
I found out a city that has awesome things to discover and each time I go there I return home wanting to have stayed there a little (lot) more!
Aveiro is one of my favourite cities, known as the Venice of Portugal.
Located near the Atlantic Ocean, this city is famous for several reasons. Here’s a few if you decide to visit it:
. Natural lagoons
. System of canals with boats (moliceiros) similar to Venetian gondolas
. Elegant architecture from the Art Nouveau period
. A famous pastry: ovos moles – made of egg yolks
. Its picturesque streets
. The beaches: Praia da Barra; Praia da Costa Nova (with its famous typical houses of striped colors facades)
What I love most is the city’s atmosphere, open to the canals, go to Praia da Costa Nova to enjoy its dunes, sit on a terrace and have a nice cup of coffee.
This is the place in Braga where you can enjoy a quiet time from the city rush.
You can go up the hill by car or just climbing to the top.
There are many stops on the way to rest, take a breath of fresh air and view the lovely surroundings.