The capital city of the district, Aveiro lies in the Central Region (Baixo Vouga) of Portugal, with approximately 55,000 inhabitants. Geographically, the city is evenly distributed across a lagoon, with the arms of the Ria of Aveiro stretching through the urban space. Situated near the sea and the lagoon, Aveiro is a bridge between the coast and the inland region, promoting a strong socio-cultural interaction.

Apart from Aveiro’s incomparable beauty, the city boasts a vibrant popular culture scene and the city strives to conduct its evolvement in terms of technology and industry in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. In terms of tourism, Aveiro has a variety of tourist attractions, including the river estuary, the salt fields, the traditional ‘moliceiro’ boats, the local cuisine, architecture, the University campus, churches and convent buildings, and museums.

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How to get to the University of Aveiro

From Lisbon

By car (254 km/approximately 2 ½ hours) – Take the A1 towards Porto. Turn off at the exit for Aveiro Sul (exit/ saída 15). Aveiro is a further 10 minute drive along the N235.
By train – travel by taxi or metro to Oriente or Santa Apolónia train stations, where there is a regular service to Aveiro. The journey takes approximately 2 ½ hours.

From Porto

By car (78km/1 hour approximately) – Take the A1 towards Lisbon, or the A29 towards Aveiro. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.
By train – Travel by metro to Campanhã station, where there are frequent services to Aveiro. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

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