Today we are going to Santa Maria da Feira; we are taking a moliceiro boat through the Aveiro ́s canals, the Portuguese Venice, and we are visiting the museum of the Aliança Caves.
We just woke up and our mind is still absorbing the dizzying impact of these last days, especially yesterday’s! The memories, vibes and experiences, the senses stimulus, scents, flavors, weather, it was all so intense, fresh and pleasant!
All this charming frenzy is just now starting to set and establish in our memory.
However, there is no time to waste! Let's get up and see what we have in store for today! Is it even possible to compete with yesterday? What surprises are reserved for us today?
We will start the day by leaving Porto towards Santa Maria da Feira! A medieval city built around its castle with a singular XV. century architecture.
Mornings are long and ours is just beginning!
After getting to know Santa Maria da Feira we will head to Aveiro, a land of fishmen, and the first stop is hopping on a ride in a moliceiro (typical boat of the Aveiro canals), in a very humble way, some people compare and refer to the canals of this city, among many other things, “Our Venice”.
At the end of the tour, we will join a Ovos Moles (eng Soft Eggs) workshop (local pastry delicacy), where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the secrets of this very typical conventual attraction.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, or if you are interested in flavors, history, the art of creation or not, no one will leave the same way that has arrived, we promise you!
Next and last stop of our morning is having lunch in one of Aveiro’s emblematic restaurants.
Lunch definitely stimulated our appetite one more time and now, with the energies restored, we will continue to arouse, mostly, the aroma and the palate.
We will visit the Aliança Underground Museum which is where sparkling wines, wines and brandies are matured in perfect union with eight truly overwhelming artistic collections - It is an exhibition, developed along the traditional Aliança's wine caves.
This museum covers areas such as archeology, ethnography, mineralogy, paleontology, tiles, ceramics and tin, spanning an impressive time span over millions of years.
Reaching the end of our amazing day, we will return to Porto, for yet another well-earned rest, after all when we thought that this small country could not surprise any more, we realized that we were fully mistaken!
How is it conceivable to have such a wide range of geography, tradition, culture and gastronomy? How is it possible in such a short period of time to live experiences so pleasant and yet so distinct from each other like these were?
Our answer: This is Portugal, this is our country and there is much more waiting for us!