Region of Cellars and Wineries, Bairrada invites to awaken the smell and the palate, letting itself be carried away by the smell of the earth, the clay and wrapped in the aromas of the wines and sparkling wines produced here. Nature has palaces, stories of conquests, legends and romanticism that will dazzle you.
Region of Cellars and Wineries, Bairrada invites to awaken the smell and the palate, letting itself be carried away by the smell of the earth, the clay and wrapped in the aromas of the wines and sparkling wines produced here. Nature has palaces, stories of conquests, legends and romanticism that will dazzle you. The places to visit are as follows:
The Sea is a living reality in the geography, history and culture of Ílhavo and the Ria de Aveiro its companion. We want to take you to know the memories of this community who had adventured in the fishing and drought of Cod. A visit to the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory will delight you with the delicacy of painting by hand and the manufacture of ceramics, a tradition of this factory. In this tour you will visit the following places: Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo, fishing for cod to the line; Bacalhaus Aquarium; Ship Museum Santo André, old ship bacalhoeiro; Beach and Palheiros da Costa Nova; Visit to the Vista Alegre Factory; Vista Alegre Museum and Nª Srª da Penha Chapel.
Guided tour along the trip;
Entrance to the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo and Ship Museum Santo André
Entry into the Vista Alegre Factory
Pick up and drop off at the place of accommodation or site to combine
The Ria de Aveiro is an inescapable beauty of this region. Get to know your landscapes and communities full of stories and cultural riches. Taste the local gastronomy and learn about the activities that have been established in the region. On this tour, visit:
- Tiles of Ovar, pedestrian visit and workshop of painting of tiles;
- Taste the Sponge Cake of Ovar, a traditional sweet;
- Museum of the Monte Branco Shipyard, construction and recovery of boats typical of the Ria de Aveiro [Torreira];
- Fishermen's neighborhood and S. Jacinto beach;
- Comur Municipal Museum, former cannery.
Enjoy this amazing opportunity to know Porto during your business trip. We will pick up at Ovar, and we will show you Porto, where we will include a Porto wine cellars visit with a glass of Porto wine tasting. After, we will include an excelent dinner with a great quality (food, drinks) near to the sea with a panoramic view. We will drop off you at Ovar.
The Environmental Park of Buçaquinho, between Esmoriz and Cortegaça, has six ponds, a garden of aromatic plants, children's playground, 24 hectares of green. An example of sustainability recognized with a prize of the Green Project Awards 2016 in the category of "Sustainable Cities".
The castle of Santa Maria da Feira is one of the most remarkable Portuguese monuments as it reflects the diversity of defensive resources used between the centuries. XI and XVI and that makes it a unique piece of Portuguese military architecture. Hours: • Summer (*): Monday to Friday: 09:30 to -12:30h / 13:30 h -18:00h Sat / Sun / Holidays: 10:00h -12:30h / 13:30 h -18:30h • Winter (*): Mon-Fri: 09:30-12:30/13:00-17:00 Sat / Sun / Holidays: 09:30-12: 30/13: 00-17:30
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The sponge cake also referred to as spongy cake was created by the Genoese cook Glovan Battista Cabona. In its original recipe was fortifier with eggs, sugar, flour and without yeast or syrup. In Italy, the sweet called Pan di Spagna, in honor of King Ferdinand VI of Spain. In Portugal, there are modified versions of sponge cake recipe that became symbols of these regions, as Alfeizerão, the Ovar, the Margaride and the Arouca.
Popularly called as "Cork Museum", the Santa Maria de Lamas Museum is resulting from the collecting spirit of its founder, Henrique Amorim (1902 - 1977). The cork in the Museum is applying to the art and to the tribute of the Heritage, History and Portuguese Identity. Santa Maria de Lamas Museum offers to the public a set of dynamic options that allow you to directly contact to the collections.
Hours of Operation
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2pm - 5pm *
Closed: Easter Sunday, May 1st, November 1st, December 24th to 26th, December 31st and January 1st.
* Between May and September until 17:30.