Discover the colourful houses of the Costa Nova beach and the tallest lighthouse of the country in Barra beach. Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha de França in the Vista Alegre neighbourhood and visite the ceramic museum.
We leave Aveiro´s city centre in a comfortable journey that lasts no longer than ten minutes towards the beaches, crossing the Aveiro Salt Marsh trough a bridge that can serve as an excellent lookout where you can appreciate the narrow sandy area that separates the Ocean from the Marsh.
Arriving at the Barra beach we can admire the tallest lighthouse of the country, that dominates a beach with wide sandy areas, an amazing ocean and the entry canal of the Aveiro Harbour.
Heading south we arrive at the neighbouring Costa Nova beach, where we can witness it’s “palheiros”, the colourful stripy houses that remind us of beautiful doll houses. We will explore the narrow streets of this picturesque fishing village and its fish market, a traditional bazar in a modern and bright coloured space, that serves both tourists and the local fishing community.
After having lunch in Costa Nova, and for this we can give you some tips of where to find restaurants that serve fresh fish and seafood, we head towards Ílhavo, where we are going to take you to a guided tour of the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha de França, a National Monument from the end of the XVII century in the Vista Alegre neighbourhood and you can also explore the Vista Alegre Museum and the Hand Painting Atelier of the factory. The Museum tells the story of a company through its most iconic pieces and, although it started to produce glass and crystal in 1824, today produces the highest quality of porcelain that is internationally renowned.
Duration – 6 hours approx.
Departure – 10h30 am
Children up to 3 yo – Free
Drop off – Aveiro city centre
Tours are available in Portuguese, English and Spanish
. Transportation from and to the city centre
. Tour director present at all times
. Several pick up points throughout the city of Aveiro
. Guided tour to the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha de França
. Entrance to the Vista Alegre Museum (not guided)
. Mandatory insurances
Not included in tour
. Personal expenses and gratuities
Beaches and Vista Alegre Tour