What to see in Aveiro, where moliceiros navigate the canals, tourism in the city of salt or Holland in miniature, also known as Portuguese Venice, one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal.
Aveiro is geographically located on the banks of the estuary of the river, this favors the penetration of water into the city, through a dense network of canals where moliceiros navigate, that is, the abundantly decorated boats used in the past for the transport of algae.
The salt pans were already known in ancient times, currently there are some northern European countries that buy the extracted salt.
Another definition of Aveiro is that of the city of azulejos, a name deriving from the numerous buildings decorated with these characteristic ceramic elements, placed to decorate the facades and internal rooms.
The Church of Mercy, built in Baroque style, dates back to the sixteenth century, in front of it is the Palazzo del Consiglio, a work of the eighteenth century.
To see the Convent of Jesus, where today a museum is housed, built in Gothic style with a Baroque facade, where the remains of Santa Giovanna, the patron saint of the city, who spent the last years of his life in this sacred place are kept.
The museum rooms house collections of Portuguese painting as well as ceramic and gold objects.