Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Aveiro is an industrial city with an important seaport. It is the second most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal, after Coimbra, with an estimated total population of around 74,000.
There are several attractions in the city of Aveiro, including cathedrals, canals and the beaches of the Peninsula de São Jacinto. Attractions near Aveiro include the Ílhavo ceramica de Vista Alegre and the beaches of Barra, Costa Nova do Prado, and Gafanha da Nazare.
Aveiro is sometimes called "The Portuguese Venice", because of its canals and boats that remind one of the Italian city of Venice, as the city faced similar problems when it tried to conquer the water.
The University of Aveiro was created in 1973 and is considered one of the most dynamic and innovative universities of Portugal, attracting thousands of students to the city.» Aveiro, Portugal (Wikipedia)
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How to get to AveiroAveiro has a most strategic location in Portugal. The city is crossed by all major motorways, it has an important sea port, and is served by the national railway network.
For those arriving at Porto Airport, the trip between the airport and the Porto-Campanhã railway station, which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be done by taxi for around 20EUR and takes around 30 minutes. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro, which has a terminal at the airport. The trips between the airport and the railway station take about 32 minutes and the ticket costs 1,85EUR (Z4 ticket). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 minutes, depending on the type of train used. There are regular trains to Aveiro from Porto.Lisbon Airport → Aveiro
For those arriving at Lisbon Airport, the simplest way to get to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station, you can use a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10EUR, but there are less expensive ways to get there, by bus, for example (lines 5 and 44).
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Aveiro is located 40 minutes away from Oporto, 2 hours from Lisbon (motorway A1) and only 2 hours from Spain (motorway A25). Distances: Coimbra 60 Km, Oporto 70 Km, Vilar Formoso (spanish border) 190 Km, and Lisbon 250 Km.
Oporto-Aveiro-Lisbon train is a good choice for those who want to reach Aveiro. Some trains take only 2 and a half hours to reach Lisbon. For more information contact the portuguese railways service (CP): Tel.:808 208 208 or see its site.
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