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learn from the Masters

The Aveiro region is known for its rich artisanal tradition and diversity of arts and crafts. If you are an enthusiast of local culture, take advantage of the days in the Aveiro region to visit and learn from the masters, the true guardians of cultural and traditional wisdom.

Are you visiting the Aveiro region and interested in traditional culture? 

Immerse yourself in a series of activities that are truly unmissable for those who love arts and crafts.

Meet and learn from the masters and artists of the Aveiro region, in different areas, from naval construction of the Moliceiro boat, an identity symbol of the Aveiro region, to weaving, painting and ceramics.

Join us on this unforgettable, sensory journey and experience the art of the masters!

Conheça a Oficina do Doce e primeiro produto de pastelaria em Portugal com Indicação Geográfica Protegida: os Ovos Moles. Saiba mais sobre a doçaria de Aveiro.

Oficina do Doce | Ovos Moles


Arte Xávega Rede | Arte Xávega fishing nets |Riv'arte

Fishing nets of Xávega Art

Murtosa e Vagos

Assistir à Arte Xávega ao vivo | Riv'arte | Art Xavega

Watch Art Xávega live

Murtosa e Vagos

Pássaro de Seda | Ria viv'Arte | Pássaro de Seda Atelier

Pássaro de Seda Atelier – Maria João Cravo


Casa do Tear | Ria viv'Arte | Weaving

Weaving with Anabela Tavares at Casa do Tear


Mestres de Construção Naval Tradicional | Ria Viv'Arte | Boatbuilders

Traditional boatbuilders of the Aveiro region

Murtosa e Estarreja

Pintar com a Carlinda Santos no atelier Sombra D'Arte | Riv'arte | Sombra D'Arte Atelier

Sombra D’Arte Atelier – Carlinda Santos

Oliveira do Bairro

Natália de Jesus – Esteiras de Bunho - Bunho Mats | Ria viv'Arte

Bunho Mats with Natália Jesus


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    Visiting the Aveiro region means learning centuries-old traditions and experiencing a historical regional culture.

    9 municipalities, one single region

    1 hour from Porto and about 2 hours from Lisbon, the Aveiro Region is composed of 9 municipalities: Albergaria-a-Velha, Anadia, Aveiro, Estarreja, Ílhavo, Murtosa, Oliveira do Bairro, Ovar, and Vagos. It is a unique and charming region where the Ria de Aveiro plays an outstanding role due to its biodiversity and everything associated with it, from gastronomy and regional traditions to arts and crafts, passed from generation to generation.

    The Aveiro region combines urban centres full of life with immense architectural beauty, stunning landscapes, abundant natural resources and 50 km of coastline. With a wide tourist offer, bathing, nature, and thermal tourism are the most sought-after attractions.

    Traditions that last through time

    Rich in traditions linked to the Ria de Aveiro – from “Xávega” art to naval construction – an architectural heritage where the tiles, the baroque and art nouveau stand out, an unmistakable regional gastronomy and confectionery, a diverse natural landscape and several excellent cultural facilities, the Aveiro region is welcoming and hospitable.

    Let yourself be charmed by the local culture, traditions, and regional arts and crafts, taste the delicious gastronomy, and discover the architectural heritage of the 9 municipalities. The Aveiro region is ideal for those seeking natural beauty, history, and culture. Lose yourself in the charms of the Aveiro region by discovering all its corners.