Exploring Portugal's little Venice: Aveiro


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Portugal has no shortage of amazing spots to experience, and Aveiro, an hour south of Porto, is one such place.


Exploring Portugal's little Venice: Aveiro

Aveiro | Portugal | Image by Chantelle Flores

It is occasionally dubbed by tourist literature as the Venice of Portugal for its small network of picturesque tree canals that cross the town and “gondola” type painted boats.


Exploring Portugal's little Venice: Aveiro

Aveiro | Portugal | Image by Chantelle Flores

Even though it bares some resemblance to Italy's favourite city, it doesn't have to have an International doppelganger to stand on its own.

This authentic, quaint and characterful fishing district that boasts unique Art Nouvea Architecture, has a colourful personality.


Exploring Portugal's little Venice: Aveiro

Aveiro | Portugal | Image by Chantelle Flores

Its streets are filled to the brim with buildings covered in a flair of unique mosaics and patterns.

The city centre is just as good-looking and offers a youthful, energetic buzz.