Tony DeOliveira

Portuguese

Salt Flats of Aveiro (salinas de aveiro)

The riches of Aveiro salt in Portugal Salt is part of the daily life of practically all the cultures in the world, being used mainly in the cooking. However, in Aveiro, in the Center of Portugal, it is even more important to be part of the history of the city. Known as the “Portuguese Venice” […]

Museum of Aveiro (Museu de Aveiro)

The Museum of Aveiro is housed in the old Convent of Jesus of the female Dominican Order. This convent, one of the most ancient convents in Aveiro, dates back to the 2nd half of the 15th century. It was founded by D. Brites Leitão and D. Mécia Pereira. Princess D. Joana, daughter of King D. Afonso […]

Lighthouse of Praia da Barra (Farol da Praia da Barra)

The Lighthouse of Praia da Barra, also known as the Aveiro Lighthouse (Portuguese: Farol de Aveiro/Farol da Praia da Barra), is an active lighthouse in the civil parish of Gafanha da Nazaré, municipality of Ílhavo, in the Portuguese district of Aveiro. Situated on the coastal Praia da Barra, at the southern margin of the Ria […]

Ship Museum St. Andrew (Navio-Museu Santo Andre)

The Santo André Ship-Museum is an extension of the Ílhavo Maritime Museum. It was part of the Portuguese cod-fishing fleet and is designed to illustrate the different arts and techniques of trawling. This side trawler (used in the more “classical” form of trawling) was built in 1948, in Holland, having been commissioned by the Aveiro […]

Maritime Museum of Ilhavo – Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo

We visited this museum mainly because my father was a cod fisherman. It was a welcome to see such a huge collection of fishing memorabilia, along with a huge boat. The small town Ílhavo was quite well-known for the codfish fishermen. That was a very hard life which is quite well displayed in the museum. […]

Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro da Batalha)

One of the most fascinating places in the Iberian Peninsula A decisive event for the consolidation of the Portuguese nation took place on August 14, 1385, near the spot where the Monastery of Batalha stands: D. João, Master of Avis and the future king of Portugal, overcame the Castilian armies in the battle of Aljubarrota. […]

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