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Aveiro Night Free Tour
I´m Paulo, born and raised in this great and beautiful city of Aveiro which is also known as the "Portugueses Venice" because of its charm and the many canals that cross it! Since 2010, I have been working in tourism as a professional guide, so I have ample experience with walking tours and knowledge about the amazing city of Aveiro. I can assure you, you will love the time we spend together as my tours are known for being safe, comfortable, and relaxing while you get to know all about what the city is really like. I am passionate about welcoming people, and I am always delighted to socialize with different cultures, people, languages, and listen to their stories, and of course...having the opportunity to get to tell them all about my own! :) My experience in tourism activity allows me to create, develop, and offer true and unique experiences, valuing your time with full respect for your rest and freedom. I will welcome you with a great smile, followed by excellent recommendations on "what to visit, to see and amazing places off the beaten track in Aveiro", and I will give you a guide with a map that shows you how to see everything the city has to offer. My personal philosophy is, "Inspired by you" Do you accept the challenge? Your host Paulo
The tour will begin , at the obelisk of freedom , a tribute to the illustrious Aveirende José Estevão. In a relaxed and fun atmosphere, we will walk to the central canal , to understand why Aveiro is known as the Portuguese Venice , where we will admire the typical boats, the Molicieiros, with their curious designs, and the Mercanteis, both boats used in the activities of the region in the past, today totally linked to tourism.
We will discover the various designs of the sidewalk and their meanings , and we will visit the Municipal Chamber, the Santa Casa da Misericordia church , where we will appreciate its beautiful tiles and understand its meaning and importance. On the right street, we will visit the 2 oldest shops that sell soft eggs, the typical Aveiro sweet and where we will also see the tile murals on the right street and their meaning.
We will continue to the Aveiro forum , considered at the time the largest open-air shopping center in Europe, and we will also see the old captaincy , some buildings that represent the new artistic movement that characterizes the city. In one of the highlights of this tour, we will discover the second typical sweet of the region, the "tripa de Aveiro" and the bridge of the bonds of friendship, a colorful bridge full of feelings for the most romantic.
Back in the historic center , we will understand again why they call us the "venice of portugal", as we will see how the whole city was flooded in this historic center , also known as the "sides of the cagaréus", an old poor neighborhood part from the city.
We will visit the bohemian center of the city, where more than 15,000 students have fun and socialize with each other, in the area of bars and nightclubs, called fish square.
Then, we will visit the canal dos botirões where the most beautiful photo of Aveiro is taken , as well as in this tour, I will teach you how to take photos for social networks, namely instagram :) .
The circular bridge will leave you dazzled, as it not only has a particular meaning, but its reflection in the water will leave room for more beautiful images of the city.
Finally, there will be the chapel of São Gonçalinho , patron saint of the coastal neighborhood, which gives rise to the funniest and "dangerous" party in the city. Tradition dictates that cavaca (rock-hard bread) is sent from the top of this chapel to those waiting below.
We will finish in the center of Praça do Peixe , the central place for student and bohemian parties, so you can go in any direction you want.
At all times I assure you that I have several surprises for you to make the most of your visit to Aveiro.
Meeting point:R. Domingos Carrancho 2, 3800-158 Ave...R. Domingos Carrancho 2, 3800-158 Aveiro, Portugal
About the Obelisk of Liberty.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).