Aveiro

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.

For more detailed information, see:
www.turismo-centro.pt

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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