Friday, June 20, 2014

Flyday Fridays: The Portuguese Venice

Good morning my friends! :)

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As promised, here´s another photo-heavy travel post which I´ll start with Aveiro´s cathedral:

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and the museum´s door, hahaha!

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Anyway, Aveiro(Portugal) is a bustling city in Centro Portugal whose most important industry is salt production. It has a beautiful palace-museum which is a must see especially the chapel( my pic is a blah, no pics). The capital city of the same name is also called ¨ Venice of Portugal¨ because of it´s beautiful canals( though not as grand and as vast as Venice´s) and colorful ¨gondolas¨. I was quite hesitant to ride the gondola at first because the route is quite short but  we had the best tour guide in the gondola who spoke  English, Portuguese and Spanish which kept us informed about the city´s history and important buildings as we glide along the river. One of the most informative rides that we´ve had actually than Venice, Italy.

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Here´s what I wore, dark jeans and a light leopard printed top because the mornings are quite chilly:

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Here are some snapshots that I took of the place:

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Aveiro is a small city, you can tour it in half a day, no fret, there a lot of places to explore here. ;) The bridge below is the oldest and most important bridge in the city which dates back to centuries. They say that in the olden times, women have been crossing this bridge bringing huge sacks of salt on their back to sell or store.

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This one of the original houses of Aveiro. So colorful, no? ;)

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And this is Ana Sousa´s vacation house.  She´s a famous Portuguese designer and retailer who is now based in France. Can you see that little dress out there? ;)

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This was once a ceramics factory which was now converted as a public show room/gallery for expositions, it´s located on the other side of the river:

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Around Aveiro´s historic public maket, you can see a lot of  restaurants to have a feast later on. I forgot the name of the restaurant where we went in( like always, hahaha!) and here´s what we had, a HUGE seafood platter for two or in our case it should be for four!

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Too full to walk around, we went up to the rooftop garden of Forum Aveiro( mall along the river) to rest and admire the winding river from the top.

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After having some lemon tea, to settle down a bit my tummy( I´ve never eaten so many shrmps in my life!), we passed by Barra to see the Lighthouse of Aveiro, one of the tallest lighthouses in Europe. It´s very impressive actually and this was just half of  how tall it was!

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The beach and the sand dunes, this side of Portugal has a lot of dunes and so please don´t visit these on a windy day. ;)

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It was a day well spent, so here´s one last pic before I go:

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top and pants- Zara, necklace(old), shoes- Massimo Dutti, tote bag- Misako
I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing the photos in this post. I still have a lot of pics but I´m sure it´s going to be a long read and so I just chose the most important ones to share with you.

Enjoy the weekend, y´all! :)

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir, Simple Sequins, Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion and Penniless Socialite. Link, link, link! :)

12 comments:

Madaline said...

Love that vacation home - so modern and unexpected! I also love your top! Found you via Fashion Friday!!!

Madaline said...

Love that vacation home - so modern and unexpected! I also love your top! Found you via Fashion Friday!!!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Aveiro is gorgeous Che and that food looks delish. Love the blouse, necklace & sunglasses. =)

JL said...

Love your top - so pretty! As usual, your photos were just gorgeous. I always enjoy them tremendously!

Jennie@http://apocketfulofpolkadots.blogspot.com/

Shyree said...

I love the classic look. Beautiful photos :)

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J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

LOVE the top! What gorgeous pictures. I am totally jealous of the beautiful backdrop!

Inge Jane said...

Beautiful photos! And I love your top, it's perfect with the pop of pink from your watch!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Wow amazing destination.....thanks for sharing your vacay pics with us! And I love your OOTD for the tour!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Janet Taylor said...

What a lovely necklace. Perfect for the summer!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Che, you look daring and all but that Modern home where that designer lives was making me drool. I LOVE LOVE LOVE modern architecture. I admire all architecture but Modern 'floats my boat'. lol

Thanks for being at *FiF*, too ♥

Andrea Whitt said...

Love the photos! Your starfish necklace is adorable! xo Andrea
Boho Bunnie