Aveiro Canal

Aveiro Canal

A traditional moliceiros boat travels along one of Aveiro's city centre canals. Dubbed the "Venice of Portugal" these boats are the gondolas of Portugal.

The moliceiros were not originally water taxis though. They were designed for collecting seaweed from the shallow lagoons around Aveiro - once one of the town's main industries.


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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...