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Aveiro is a medium-sized city that extends over an alluvial plain whose canals and tributaries flow into the city alongside the houses. The traditional moliceiros (seaweed-gathering boats) can be seen in this area. The canals form an estuary and the river mouth lies just a few kilometres outside the city.
It was once an important fishing centre and its salt marshes are also famous. Nowadays very few salt works remain in business but they have shaped some important biotypes in the landscape. The city still has a working port, together with a leisure and tourism industry. It also has a very good university, quality beaches and various protected areas. Its flat landscape makes it perfect for cycling.
The local sweets are very special, in particular the ovos-moles (an egg yolk and sugar confection), a fantastic treat for those with a sweet tooth.
from  € 535