Our day began with a stop at the main tourism office, which is just 5 buildings away. Nearly all things in Aveiro seems to be done in a smaller scale compared to Lisbon.
We then walked 2 minutes to stop at the Municipal Museum of Aveiro. The two of us paid €5 ($5.50) each for a 3 local museums package First one was Municipal Museum of Aveiro where folk artifacts were on display. Another 2 minutes walk and we were at Art Nouveau museum. The the building, especially the spiral stairs, was fun to climb.
Per the brochure produced by Aveiro Tourism entity, the Art Nouveau movement emerged between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The new style was adopted by the bourgeoisie. There are 28 buildings featured in the Aveiro Art Nouveau City Map. It would be fun to see how many J.J. and I would be able to spot.
Aveiro is known for barcos moliceiros, colorful “gondola-like boats that take visitors on canal tours. On my afternoon walk, while J.J. was enjoying his cup of cappuccino at a café, I walked along the bank of a canal matching the casual pace of other strollers.
Aloha -- Cathi