District capital, the city of Aveiro is located in the Central Region (Baixo Vouga) and has around 55,000 inhabitants. Geographically, the city is evenly distributed over the lagoon landscape, since the Ria de Aveiro penetrates the urban space. Situated near the sea and the estuary, Aveiro is a bridge between the coast and the interior of the region, promoting a strong socio-cultural interaction.
More than a space of incomparable beauty, Aveiro hosts a quite stark popular culture, but seeks to evolve technologically and industrially, promoting a sustainable and environmentally friendly development. In terms of tourism, the city of Aveiro has a variety of features and attractions that include elements such as the estuary, the salt pans, the moliceiro boat, the local cuisine, architecture, campus, religious buildings and museums.
For more detailed information see:
V Congresso Internacional em Estudos Culturais - Universidade de Aveiro
How to reach the University of Aveiro
By car (254 kms/ total time 2,30 hours) – Take the A1 direction Porto. At the Aveiro Sul exit (exit 15) you will be lead to the city in about 10 minutes through the N235
By train – taking a taxi or metro to the Oriente or Santa Apolónia Station, there are regular trains to Aveiro. The journey takes around 2,30 hours.
By car (78 kms/ total time 1 hour) – Take the A1 direction Lisbon or the A29 direction Aveiro. The journey takes about 50 minutes.
By train – taking a taxi or metro to the station of Campanhã, or São Bento, take one of the many trains to Aveiro. The journey takes 55 minutes, maximum.