The Porto de Aveiro is lies on the banks of the Aveiro River about three kilometers from its mouth to the Atlantic Ocean in the Centro region of Portugal. The Porto de Aveiro is known throughout Portugal for its traditional sweets made from eggs, the ovos-moles and the trouxas de ovos. It is also well-known for producing salt and harvesting seaweed to be used as fertilizer. Some call The Porto de Aveiro the Venice of Portugal due to the Central Canal that runs through town. The city is surrounded by salt flats, lagoons, and beaches. Over 73 thousand people call the Porto de Aveiro home.
The Porto de Aveiro was first referenced in a document discussing the donation of lands by the Countess Mumadona Dias to the Abbey of Guimaraes.
In the 18th Century, the Porto de Aveiro was raised to city status by Jose I of Portugal.
In the 19th Century, activist Jose Estevao was instrumental in locating the Porto de Aveiro’s point of entry for vessels and for making sure the Lisbon-Porto railway passed through the city.