Coimbra and Aveiro Tour, If you are in Lisbon and want a different day, come and visit the oldest European University and the Portuguese Venice !!!
Do not miss this opportunity to get to know these two beautiful cities.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||8:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM|
Aveiro known for the its Naval production and its Salt production since the Roman times.
The buildings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Art Nova, testify to the importance of Aveiro and the refined lines of an Art Deco and a Modernism driven by the period where Portugal was leaving in a dictatorship. Today the new challenge is its university campus, where some of the most important Portuguese architects “come out”.
In Coimbra you can’t miss the Joanina Library, a Baroque building built in the 18th century in the reign of D. João V, its baroque interior divided into three quadrangular rooms with perfect arches where we can see university emblems in gilded carving, surpassed by royal crown of D. João V.From the richness of materials to the artistic refinement of baroque decoration, the Joanina Library has some of the rarest and most important books in Portugal, so it is undoubtedly a true art temple devoted to human knowledge.
Coimbra - Old Town
Today, both are privileged places of the city, where services (banking, insurance, commerce), centuries of history, housing, culture, green spaces and leisure are mixed. It is here that you can find a part of the civic center of the city, the big shopping streets (such as Rua Ferreira Borges), the traditional Municipal Market D.Pedro V, Coimbra train station and important monuments such as the Santa Cruz Monastery.
Coimbra - University
During the Pombaline Reformation: the frescoes of the ceilings and cimalhas were executed by António Simões Ribeiro, painter, and Vicente Nunes gilder. The celebrated portrait of Portuguese King João V is attributed to the Italian Domenico Duprà and the painting and gilding of the shelves was carried out by Manuel da Silva.
Lunch ( optional )
Aveiro - Saline
Aveiro - Center
Walking on there historical cable stone streets is definitely a must, with several Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings all cataloged, which demonstrates the richness of this small town that has even one of the legacies of Gustave Eifel, the Aveiro market.Aveiro is the home of the traditional sweets, the “soft eggs”, famous all over Portugal, we will suggest to try it, such as a Moliceiro boat ride (optional).