Aveiro is a fabulous small-sized attractive town, better known as the 'Venice of Portugal', which is dominated by the Central Canal running through town. Located about 60km south of Oporto, this beautiful town is located close to the sea and is surrounded by stunning beaches, lagoons and salt-flats. Formerly known as Aviarium, this amazing coastal town is dotted with canals, bridges and the most elegant and beautifully painted moliceiros.
Sao Jacinto beach and Dunes natural reserve and the regions flora and fauna are among the prime attraction of the town. Aveiro especially is renowned for its sweets, like ovos moles, sweetened egg yolk etc. Aveiro offers numerous activities like windsurfing on Aveiro River, moliceiros tours and surfing at the Costa Nova Beach. Sé Catedral de Aveiro, Carmelites Church, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Hexagonal chapel and Museum of Aveiro are popular attractions of Aveiro city in Portugal.