Hotel Moliceiro

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Rua Barbosa de Magalhaes, 15/17, Aveiro, Beiras, 3800, Portugal
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 34% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples98
  • Solo100
  • Business96

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by heliopinto

The "moliceiro", is a typical boat from the "Ria de Aveiro". It was used to collect the seaweed, to be sold as a fertilizer...
Each boat has paintings that make it unique. The paintings are usually funny or with nudity...


by ncfg

The Aveiro town, once a great seaport, still carries the charm of its canals and lagoon, known as "the ria".
Aveiro is a beautiful and modern town that is crossed by canals and because of that it is called by the Portuguese Venice.
There you can admire the beautiful boat called by Moliceiro , which is painted and decorated with humour and lots of colours.
This town is specially known for it pastry, the most famous is "ovos moles" ("soft eggs"), they are delicious, do't miss!

Aveiro - Portugese Venice

by magor65

Aveiro is a town of canals and bridges, that's why it is sometimes called Venice of Portugal.
Once a seaport, today it is situated at a lagoon. Its salt pans were well-known as early as in the 10th century. Salt and cod made the town quite rich and it flourished until 1575 when a storm separated it from the sea.
Any visitor coming to Aveiro will be charmed with the colourful facades of Art Nouveau townhouses reflected in the canal and moliceiro boats with pictures painted on their prows and sterns. The seaweed collected by moliceiros is used as fertilizer, although nowadays artificial fertilizers are taking over, which is gradually making seaweed gathering a thing of the past.
A stroll in the old town is a sheer pleasure, but if you have a couple of hours to spare you can visit Convento de Jesus which houses the museum dedicated to Princess Joana, Afonso V's daughter. She was famous for her beauty, but instead of getting married she chose a monastery life.
If you have a sweet tooth you can try Aveiro's speciality 'ovos moles' , which is a yolk paste with much sugar. Some people love it, but I'm afraid I don't belong to them.

Portuguese Venezia

by solopes

Did you think that Portugal was the only country without a so called Venice or Venezia or Veneza? Wrong! We have water so we have also our Venice.

What do they have in common?
1 - Water and canals
2 - The smell
3 - A similar typical boat (Moliceiro versus Gondola)

What are the differences?
1 - The palaces
2 - The prices
3 - 15 000 000 tourists each year
4 - "Ovos moles"

Those are the big notes. But there are many small ones, that you'd better check for yourself

AVEIRO - The city of canals and the sea

by SonOfLusus

Aveiro's gondola-like Moliceiro boats in the city's central canal

View of Aveiro's Central Canal

Aveiro's train station is beautifully decorated with tiles.


Moliceiro BoatsMoliceiro Boats

Ovo molesOvo moles

Aveiro station - a work of art!Aveiro station - a work of art!

Igreja das Carmelitas (Aveiro, Portugal)Igreja das Carmelitas (Aveiro, Portugal)

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Transportation from Porto to Aveiro, Portugal

by Roily

Greetings fellow travelers!! I am a new member and my wife and I are travelling to Aveiro for a few days in August. We have learned that Aveiro is approximately 80KM from Porto. Will we be able to hire a taxi to take us to Aveiro? Is this common? We will have two large suitecases and the thought of taking the bus or train does not appeal to us. If the option of a taxi is out can we hire a driver in Porto?

Thanks for your help,


RE: Transportation from Porto to Aveiro, Portugal

by Davelyn

We were just there in October & we took the bus everywhere we went. They have nice buses & the cost is reasonable. Faster then the train & you would be there in approx. 35-40min. Busses run every hour so they are not crowde & your luggage is safe in Portugal. Make sure you have booked a place in Aveiro before you go or you could be looking.

While in Porto take the local bus to Braga & view Bom Jesus de Monte located just north of the city center. You can also take the city bus there. You won't be sorry. And give yourself about 4hrs to view the area. You have to take the tram up the steep hillside from the bus stop but you will have a spectacular view of the city & the Atlantic.Ask at the information stand there for the directions to the lake (which is located up the hill) and also the Church here is a must see. We have travelled from Canada many times to Portugal & always have enjoyed visiting this place. You can find this on our Travel page.


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 Hotel Moliceiro

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Address: Rua Barbosa de Magalhaes, 15/17, Aveiro, Beiras, 3800, Portugal