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Barra Lighthouse

Barra Lighthouse

Sandra Braganca

Aveiro is a beautiful city, located just an hour away from Porto. This small city has much to offer including lovely untouched beaches where you can just get away in 10 minutes from the city.

There are many shops to visit, during the day and in the evening there are quite many restaurants to enjoy great portuguese food, whether it be seafood and all its varieties or great tasty traditional main courses, you're sure to find whatever your taste buds desire. After dinner, you can either take a stroll on the boardwalk located at the Barra beach or enjoy a night out in town. You have many bars along side the river to choose from and for an extraordinary night, you can dance at the most "in" club, Estacao da Luz, located a few miles from city center. The dance floor opens at 2 am and keeps going until dawn.

To really enjoy Aveiro, I suggest you also try "ovos moles" as this is the origin of this delicious egg cream, used in pastries and cakes. Also known as the Portguese Venice, you can take a short ride on the Gondolas located in the city center where you can view Aveiro from its riverside.

These gondolas are called Moliceiros and every year the most beautiful   is rewarded.

Walking along the oceanside at Barra, you'll end up coming to a tall lighthouse, actually the tallest lighthouse in the Iberian Peninsula built during 1885 to 1893.

For anyone wanting to get away from the big city, but wanting to capture a bit of Portuguese modern culture, Aveiro is the place to visit.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Sandra Braganca

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April 30, 2007 change by dany55

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