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Aveiro is located in the Central Region of Portugal, it has about 40,459 inhabitants. 
It is popularly known as the «Portuguese Venice», due to the Ria de Aveiro channels that cross the city and the Moliceiros

The urban perimeter is constituted by the parishes of Glória (Aveiro) and Vera Cruz (the original area of the city), 
extending to Aradas, Cacia, Esgueira, São Bernardo and Santa Joana.

It is located about 55 km northwest of Coimbra, about 70 km south of Oporto and 260 km from Lisbon,
being the main city of the sub-region of Baixo Vouga and the third city of the central region, Coimbra and Viseu.


The University of Aveiro (UA) is a public foundation with a private law regime whose mission is the intervention 

and development of graduate and postgraduate training, research and cooperation with society.

Created in 1973, it quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. 

Attended by about 15,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, the UA has taken on a leading role 

in the university landscape of the country, joining the leading group in terms of the quality of its infrastructure, quality Research and the excellence of its university.

How to get

By car

From the North, using the A1 motorway, or from the East, on the A25. If you choose the A1, take the direction of Lisbon. 
Exit where you see the Aveiro sign, following the A25. You will find two exits that will lead to the city: the first one, 
with the indication "Aveiro-Norte" and the second, a few kilometers later, which refers only to "Aveiro" and will be the best place to reach the Campus.

If you come from the South, take the A1 motorway and head towards Porto. Leave the motorway at exit 15, "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" 
and continue on the EN235, which will take you directly to the University Campus. If you choose the A8 and A17 motorways, exit at "Aveiro-Sul" and follow the EN235

By train

Aveiro is located on the main railway line of the country (Linha do Norte). Information on train schedules is available on the CP - Comboios de Portugal website. Aveiro Train Station is around 20 minutes away on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi (there is a square next to the station), from the conference venue (Campus Universitário de Santiago).

From Oporto

The train is the most practical means of transport to travel to Aveiro. The route between the airport and the train station of Porto-Campanhã can be done by taxi for around 20 €, in about 30 minutes. A cheaper alternative to reach the station is the Metro, which has a terminal at the airport and departs every 35 minutes to the Campaign Station. The journey takes about 32 minutes and the price of the ticket is 1.35 € (Z4 title).

At the station you can take a train directly to Aveiro. At São Bento station you can take a train directly to Aveiro, although you still have to pass at Campanhã Station. In addition to the fast trains that run the route in about 40 minutes, there are suburban connections between Porto and Aveiro throughout the day, from hour to hour. The trip takes about 1h10 and costs € 1.90. Train information, schedules and ticket prices are available on the CP - Combo de Portugal website.

By bus

The departure place in Lisbon is in Sete Rios, more precisely in the Marechal Humberto Delgado Square / Estrada da Laranjeiras. Ticket times and prices are available on Rede Expressos website.

By airplane

The nearest airport to Aveiro is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, which is located approximately 80 km north of Aveiro.
Portela Airport in Lisbon is located about 250 km south of Aveiro.

Where to eat

The gastronomy of Aveiro is rich and varied. The stews of eels, the streak in pita sauce the pickled eels, the mussel kebabs and countless other delicious delicacies from the sea and the estuary make the Aveloise table delights. «Ovos moles» are the symbol of Aveiro.

Points of interest

The Ria and the Natural Reserve of the San Jacinto Dunes are points of interest that no visitor should miss.
For lovers of outdoor excursions, the well-known Aveiro Free Use Bicycle (BUGA).

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