Aveiro & Costa Nova
Aveiro, known as the “Venice of Portugal” is located in the Northern region Baixo-Vouga. Here you’ll discover a sandy coastline, parks, and gardens. Enjoy a local tour and stop for a delicious lunch including sampling traditional sweets. Its artisanal shops are a must as well.
Next, continue to the Vista Alegre Museum. Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal. The museum, opened in 1964, boasts a collection of pieces that bear witness to the long and rich history of the company. Nowadays, Vista Alegre is more than a mere industrial unit. It is also part of the Portuguese heritage, boasting buildings of undeniable architectural interest, and a repository of social and artistic memories essential to the building of a Portuguese identity. After the visit, you’ll have the opportunity to do the Made by You workshop. Here you can develop customized decorations for Vista Alegre porcelain pieces using acrylic or ceramic paints. In the end, the participants can take the porcelain piece home.