2 Best Things to Do & See in Aveiro

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  • Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
    Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
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    The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo (MMI) is a modern architectural gem a short drive south of Aveiro, which houses a fascinating collection of all things connected to the history of cod fishing, a stunning codfish aquarium and the country’s largest collection of shells. A few kilometres away, as an extension of the museum, the Santo Andre Ship Museum is a real decommissioned fishing trawler which visitors can explore to get a true picture of what life is like on board.

    There's been a maritime museum here since 1937, but the original building was...

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  • Navio-Museu Santo André
    Navio-Museu Santo André
    Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo

    the Santo Andre Ship Museum is a real decommissioned fishing trawler which visitors can explore to get a true picture of what life is like on board. This former cod fishing trawler is an extension of the Ilhavo Maritime Museum and is found in the palm-fringed Jardim Oudinot in the village of Gafanha da Nazare to the west of Aveiro.

    The vessel was operational from 1948 until 1997 during which time it trawled the seas from Newfoundland to Norway in search of Portugal’s beloved codfish (bacalhau). The trawler is...

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Aveiro is a medium town of around 55,000 people that grew up around its thriving port. Established in Roman times, Aveiro was initially known as Aviarium, meaning, "a gathering place or preserve of birds". As you would expect of a...