I did a day trip to Aveiro during my Porto visit – about 50 min train journey from Porto. To be honest, Aveiro didn’t live up to what I had expected from everything I have read and seen about the city.
When I left Porto was it a beautiful sunny morning – when I arrived in Aveiro it was the sky black, heavy downfall and thunder. But when I saw the old station house from the platform I forgot about the weather. It was love at first sight.
Its facade is covered with blue Portuguese tiles, (tiling) telling a story of an everyday life in ancient times. The station was built in 1861 and its door opened on April 10, 1864.
To convert this beautiful building to private living wouldn’t be suitable because the new station is only a few steps away and tracks in use next to it. I hope that will give it some tenderness … and restore it.
Aveiro is a city on the west coast of Portugal set along a lagoon called Ria de Aveiro. It’s distinguished by its canals navigated by colourful boats (barcos moliceiros), traditionally used to harvest seaweed. Around 80.000 people live there. Aveiro is located 80 km south of Porto. Very popular tourist destination.
There was a couple of more beautiful house that I fell in love with – a pity that I didn’t fall in love with the town. Don’t know why we didn’t click … maybe it is too much tourist orientate.
I fell in love with a little turquoise house that looks like it been stood empty for a while and slowly decaying – if it could be moved and I had the money I would go for it. Looked at property for sale, but can’t find it.
I call it a pretty little house, but maybe it isn’t little. It can go far in the back, but the details are so refined and still in good shape. I don’t think it has been empty for a long time or maybe somebody owns it, but don’t look after it very well. Anyway, it makes my heart cry to see a house like this without any love and care.
Google just told me that my dream house is the Art Nouveau Museum (Arte Nova) – so why do they not look after it better and why wasn’t open???? Just found out it’s closed on Monday!!!! There is a very popular tea room in the building.
So that was it with my wild dream.
Wonder if Sunflowers has something to do with Aveiro???!!! Because I saw them little everywhere in decorations around the city centre.
The 3rd house that I wouldn’t mind moving into, just magnificent and off the main street in Aveiro.
There is suppose to be some candy stripped houses too … that I didn’t see – have to do some research about where to find them – and that gives me a reason to go back to Aveiro again. I’m sure I missed a lot of beautiful houses, I just walked a small part of the city. Just found out those house are is in Costa Nova, about 15 km drive from Aveiro .. along white sandy beaches. Sounds good to me. Added to my do-it list.
I’m sure I missed a lot of beautiful houses, I just walked a small part of the city. Just found out that those house are is in Costa Nova, about 15 km drive from Aveiro .. along white sandy beaches. Sounds good to me. They are called “palheiros”. Add to my next-time-list … will spend a night out there.
Even if Aveiro and I didn’t click … I had a great day and I’m glad I got on that train as planned and didn’t take the next train back because of the weather.
“Property has its duties as well as its rights.”