Top 10 Things to do in Murtosa, Portugal

January 17, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Murtosa (Portuguese pronunciation: [muɾˈtɔzɐ] ( listen)) is a town and a municipality in the District of Aveiro in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,585, in an area of 73.09 km². It had 8,282 eligible voters.
Restaurants in Murtosa

1. Torreira Beach

Avenida Antonio Augusto Valente de Almeida, Torreira 3870-320, Portugal
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Torreira Beach

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

After our lovely beach walk in Sao Jacinto, we drove further to visit the Beach of Torreira, who is located another 12 km in the direction of Aveiro, and this also on the coastal strip that separates the Ria of Aveiro from the ocean, besides all its natural beauty, Torreira also provides his visitors with good conditions for practicing surf and other nautical sports, but you are also able to simply enjoy a day at the calm waters of the river.
With an extension of many kilometres, the Torreira Beach becomes never too crowdie and has so always room for many visitors.
On its immense sandy area there are also good conditions for fishing, as you have to know that Torreira is a fisherman’s village which is confirmed by the lots of small and very colourfull boats that are usually there.
You also have a nice bike way running in parallel to the beach.
All this together makes us conclude that the Torreira Beach is a perfect combination of nature and the urban influence, where all is quite harmonized.

2. Porta da Ria

Avenida da Cidade de Newark, Murtosa 3870-500, Portugal +351 234 115 103
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Porta da Ria

Reviewed By MilaPrimo - Barcelona, Spain

If you like off the beaten track places and living at a slow pace on holidays, Murtosa and Torreira are the right places to relax. With its beautiful landscapes and fantastic sandy atlantic Beaches you can't miss having a wonderful time. The best way to reach this region is by car, but once there you can park it and go eco.
The flat landscape is ideal for cycling, so you can rent you bikes at Porta da Ria. Depending on the circuits you want to do, you can rent bikes for hours, days or weeks at really economic prices. Porta da Ria rents bikes with different sizes, for adults and kids and also with an extra chair to take small children with you. There is a big parking lot so you can leave your car there and have a nice coffee before or after the ride.
Some advice:
- use the map provided by Porta da Ria
- explore the little villages on the way
- put lots of sun cream,
- pack a small pic-nic, water and drinks
And enjoy the ride!!!!

3. Igreja Paroquial de Valega

Rua Sebastiao Morais | Valega, Ovar, Portugal +351 916 410 831
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5 based on 87 reviews

Igreja Paroquial de Valega

Reviewed By dawnGalicia - galicia

Well worth making the trip to Valenga just south of Ovar to see this amazing church. It is covered with beautiful painted tiles both inside and out. The village is sleepy. You can get a cheap lunch across the square. If you are going down to Aveiro I recommend you take the back road rather than the main road as you will pass some lovely old houses on the way.

4. Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro 3810-168, Portugal +351 234 370 200
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Universidade de Aveiro

Reviewed By Baishali S - Barcelona, Spain

My first experience in European University... I enjoyed my new environment of study with great modern facilities. All professors I met, could interact in English and were extremely helpful to foreign students.

5. BioRia

Rua de Salreu, Estarreja 3860-529, Portugal +351 234 840 600
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

BioRia

Reviewed By pissitu - Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal

Tive a oportunidade de efectuar a BioRia e todos os canais que a constituem de bicicleta e a experiência foi fenomenal!! Permanente contacto com a natureza torna um simples treino de BTT numa aventura visual excelente!!!

6. The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

Avenida Doutor Rocha Madail, Ilhavo 3830-193, Portugal +351 234 329 990
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The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

Reviewed By MEAFaro - Algarve, Portugal

New and very nice building were you can learn a lot about the codefish fishing. As a aquario were you can see the live fishes. Very interesting

7. Praia de Sao Jacinto

Sao Jacinto 3800-901, Portugal
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Praia de Sao Jacinto

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

Aveiro is one of those unique cities able to offer a combination of urban sophistication, historical attractions and wide, sandy Beaches on which to relax and soak up the sun.
The tourist has the multiple choice to enjoy Aveiro’s Beaches, which include Sao Jacinto, Torreira, Costa Nova, Barra and Vagueira, all of them are accessible by car, bus or by boat via the lagoon and canals.
For instance, starting in the city centre of Aveiro it is about 7 km to reach the Beaches from Barra & Costa Nova, and in between 30 km & 40 km over “Ovar” in order to reach the Beaches off São Jacinto and Torreira.
For the last two you also can take the ferry in Aveiro, this will cost you 5 € for the car, and 2 € pro passenger the driver goes for free, this price is for a return ticket and takes about 15 minutes more or less.
We did the trip by car and it took us about 45 minutes to get to the São Jacinto Beach, very long and nice beach and dunes who are formatting the “Natural Reserve” captured in between the “Lagoon” on one side and the “Atlantic Ocean” on the other, here we can speak from an area covering almost 700 hectares. The area is a designated Natural Reserve in order to protect its unique ecosystem and encourage the many species to flourish.
Now in winter time the beach and the reserve are almost empty, just a few people enjoying beach walking, lots of space to park the car, lovely. We prefer this time of the year above the summer season to do this kind of trips and walks. However Sao Jacinto beach is perfect for Surfing and body boarding and is partially covered by lifeguards during the summer months. The dunes make the perfect location for a nature trail, discovering the many birds, insects, small animals and plants that grow in this tranquil, protected environment.
Recommendable place for beach lovers in Summer and winter.

8. Comur - Museu Municipal

Avenida do Emigrante | Junto ao quartel dos Bombeiros Voluntarios da Murtosa, Murtosa 3870-153, Portugal
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Comur - Museu Municipal

Reviewed By José T

Interesting for those who want to know the history of canned fish. It is well designed, but it does not dazzle. There is a store with prices below normal.

9. Museu de Aveiro

Avenida Santa Joana Princesa | Convento de Jesus, Aveiro 3810-329, Portugal +351 234 423 297
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Museu de Aveiro

Reviewed By alannsarah - Lewes, United Kingdom

This museum is based around Santa Johanna and her life.
When you buy your ticket ask for an audio guide as there is no indication they are on offer. Although the signage around the museum is very good the audio guide augments them
The chapel is very impressive although our visit was restricted by a tour group sitting in the pews and who had a very expansive guide who spoke for almost 45 minutes.
The cloister area is interesting and you can imagine what life was like back when it was in full use.
The art museum upstairs is huge and you need to put aside a good 1 - 2 hours if you want to see everything on offer.
Overall a very rewarding visit.

10. Tours By Portugal

Rua Morgadio da Povoa, Estarreja 3860-267, Portugal
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Tours By Portugal

Reviewed By Joao M

A Tours by Portugal proporcionou-nos um fim-de-semana fantástico. Mais do que um fornecedor, o Miguel com todavia sua simpatia e disponibilidade foi um verdadeiro amigo. A todos os que pretendem conhecer melhor Portugal, recomendo os serviços da Tours by Portugal.

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