Tony DeOliveira

Month: July 2019

The Iron Duke (Bistrô Pub & Craft Beer)

The end to a perfect trip. We leave for America tomorrow. Situated in the historic area of Aveiro. The Iron Duke with a menu of artisanal hamburgers and hot appetizers has stirred the city’s nights, recreating an intimate space for English pubs and with the knowledge in dealing with special beers, following the growing trend […]

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 […]


Flanked by dunes, Torreira Beach lies on the coastal cordon separating the Ria de Aveiro estuary from the sea ensuring that visitors, while only having to move a few meters, may opt between the open sea with its good surfing waves or the calm of the estuary, ideal for sailing or windsurfing.  The beach is […]

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 […]

Vila Nova de Gaia

Picture a whole other city by a river mouth, a vibrant array of things to do, valuable cultural heritage connected to the sea and long-standing fishing traditions, dozens of hectares of green spaces, contact with wildlife and several kilometers of west-facing white sand beaches. Can you picture it? Well, just across the Douro, you’ll find […]

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. […]

Agueda (Umbrella Sky Project)

Beautiful street art and colorful umbrellas, worth a visit! This place is surprisingly beautiful! A romantic town with colorful umbrellas everywhere. You can explore this colorful area within a 2-hour relaxing walk. There are quite a few restaurants, cafes, and shops around if you need to take a break. Fun, unique art installation to see. […]

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