You are here
Estarreja is located in a privileged area between the sea and the river, which provides a quiet place to relax, but close enough to big cities like Aveiro, Porto, Viseu and Coimbra.
The various paths of Bio Ria and Natur Ria are an option for nature lovers, either walking or cycling is possible to enjoy the fauna and flora of the region.
Relatively close you have the Reserva Natura das Dunas de S. Jacinto where you can also perform multiple rails and meet a unique ecosystem.
We also suggest a visit to the Eco-Museu da Troncalhada where you can better understand the process of removing salt from seawater. Do not return without taking a ride on the canals of the 'Veneza Portuguesa' in typical boats Moliceiros (Aveiro).
At cultural level, you can visit the Casa-Museu Egas Moniz in Avanca, home of the 1st Portuguese Nobel where you can get to know the person and the work of the Professor, born in Estarreja. Visit the private art collection of Casa Marieta Madureira and walk through the city center to enjoy the examples of Art Nouveau architecture that still remain.
Visiting the Casa Museu Custódio Prato and Museu Etnográfico da Murtosa you will get in contact with the rural way of life of the land dubbed as Marinhoa, with elements of tradition, clothing and utensils of the rural life of this region for half a century ago.
In Ovar, is located the Casa Júlio Dinis where you can learn more about the writer.
The Aveiro city is rich in Art Nouveau heritage. Take a walk in its streets and alleys to enjoy it. Also visit the Museu de Aveiro installed in the former Jesus Convent, which is considered one of the most important museums in the Sacred Art of the Country. Also visit the Museu da Vista Alegre (Ílhavo) and when you return, pass through the Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo as well as the Navio-Museu de Santo André.
Pass the Museu do Papel in Santa Maria da Feira where you can see the whole process of paper making, 'get to work' and also make a sheet of paper and you can also pass through Museu da Chapelaria in São João da Madeira. When it comes to beaches, we have to mention: Torreira beach (Murtosa), Monte Branco beach (Murtosa), S. Jacinto beach (Aveiro), Barra beach, Costa Nova beach, Vagueira beach, Cortegaça beach, Furadouro beach and Espinho beach.