There’s a outstanding variety of Artwork Nouveau buildings in Portugal, but Aveiro nonetheless shines a bit extra joyful, vibrant. Maybe it’s Aveiro’s relaxed tempo, that makes the architectural exploration extra nice. Maybe it’s the multicoloured moliceiro boats that bob cheerfully up and down within the canal that lend the town some brightness. Or maybe it’s simply these beautiful homes standing parade and alluring you inside to have a better look.
Let’s go for an Artwork Nouveau stroll in Aveiro!
We’ve put collectively a 5 km strolling itinerary that takes you previous the 20 most stunning Artwork Nouveau buildings within the centre of Aveiro plus a few of its most stunning websites. You’ll be able to take a look at the Google Maps we created ultimately of the article. Whereas the map and strolling tour arranges the homes in progressing order, we compiled the lineup beneath slightly totally different. It’s our Top20 checklist, beginning with probably the most dazzling.
Casa do Main Pessoa
Already when architect Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha had the home designed for businessman Main Pessoa in 1909, the newspapers had been unanimous of their reward of the constructing. It has been fantastically preserved, and at the moment, fairly appropriately, it homes the Museu de Arte Nova that offers you an opportunity to survey the constructing from inside as effectively. End the tour of the museum within the tea room behind the home or exterior within the courtyard. It’s place as any to attempt a few of these Ovos Moles sweets that Aveiro is thought for, whilst you take within the particulars of the azulejos or the beautiful ironwork.
Antiga Cooperativa Agricola
This Former Agricultural Cooperative was completed in 1913 and can also be attributed to architect Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha. It’s the easternmost one in all a trifecta of gorgeous buildings, and its facade is solely coated with pink, orange and reddish azulejos of lilies, painted by hand. Take a look at the ironwork of the balconies and the small flowers that adorn them. And the mullions within the home windows within the 1st ground. They only don’t make them like that any extra. Sadly.
Lodge As Américas
The constructing was designed by artist José de Pinho for his daughter, and should have been simply as beautiful when it was completed in 1910, as it’s at the moment. José de Pinho wasn’t even an architect or had any particular coaching in structure or civil development. He was a local of Aveiro and an acknowledged regional painter. The home stands as an adornment to the ghastly gray and trendy Lodge As Americas behind it and serves as restaurant room for the lodge.
Cais À Porta
Sadly, there’s not a lot details about this beautiful, inexperienced tiled home at one of many canals. What made us fall in love with the home whas its nautical theme, which is clear in all its ornamentation and is so creatively and masterfully executed. Have a look at the highest window, the way it resembles an anchor the other way up, or the 2 center home windows, designed as rectangular anchors. There are anchors within the stone ornamentation and anchors within the azulejos, the place they intertwine with stylized seaweed. There are simply so many enjoyable particulars!
Casa dos Ovos Moles
Fairly in pink. This female home alongside Aveiro’s predominant waterfront can also be attributed to José de Pinho and was completed in 1923. He clearly was impressed by Casa do Main Pessoa for the gable window, with its so-called “japanese arch” framed by carved stonework. The home windows on the first ground are framed in “Waterproof coat type”, consisting of various sized rectangles. The ironwork with their floral and symmetrical ornamentations are merely stunning.
Testa & Amadores
The 2-storey nook constructing dates again to 1914 and is adorned with the gorgeous azulejos from the famed Aveiro ceramic manufacturing unit “Fábrica da Fonte Nova” that had its heyday throughout the Artwork Nouveau interval of Portugal, because it existed from 1882 – 1937. You’ll be able to go inside and revel in a cup of espresso within the “Património Caffé”. There is probably not a lot Artwork Nouveau structure there, however you may benefit from the view of the ironwork from inside.
When you’re right here, use the chance to check the gorgeous azulejos of the alternative constructing, the “Antiga Sapataria Leitão”. The constructing could also be on the perimeter of the architectural definition of Artwork Nouveau, however the tiles from 1927 are price of admiration.
Palace of João A. Machado
It could be a little bit of an exaggeration to name this home a palace. But when “a person’s house is his citadel,” João A. Machado should have felt very a lot at house in his mansion from 1918. The floral motifs within the stonework are beautiful, as are the azulejos that adorn the highest frieze with floral components in shades of inexperienced and pink.
Edifício das Quatro Estações
If you realize that “Quatro Estações” imply “4 Seasons”, you’ll have a certified guess as what the 4 stunning, giant azulejos from the famed Aveiro ceramic manufacturing unit “Fábrica da Fonte Nova” painting. Architecturally, the home doesn’t supply another delights, however the decorations make the home definitely worth the go to.
Casa da Silva Rocha
Architect Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha’s residence from 1904 requires consideration with its wealthy yellow color even earlier than you get nearer to take a look at its Artwork Nouveau particulars. The palm tree leaves adorning the entrance door and 1st ground home windows are fairly unique. And take a look at the architect’s initials SR within the stone medallion embedded within the arch of the first ground home windows. The flower and dragon azulejos in blue tones complement the color of the home and the ironwork of the balcony is elegant in its simplicity.
Antiga Sapateria Miguéis
A former shoe retailer, this nook edifice from 1918 is generally notable due to its window decorations, which might be fairly totally different from both sides of the constructing. The aspect dealing with the pedestrian road has voluminous decorations of virtually baroque proportions. Simply take a look at the road signal on the constructing. Very theatrical. The opposite aspect is extra unobtrusive, but the stylised floral motifs are very ornamental. And likewise a bit unique: An indian henna tattoo sample involves thoughts.
Casa Do Doutor Peixinho
Aveiro’s most notable Artwork Nouveau architect Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha was additionally behind this home that was completed in 1910. Inside, it’s supposedly one of many few homes in Aveiro (along with Main Pessoa’s Home) which nonetheless have an intact Artwork Nouveau inside. Until you’re invited in for tea, you’ll need to suffice admiring the gorgeous balcony ironwork and the undulating door from the skin.
Turismo Centro de Portugal
Aveiro Metropolis Museum
It’s arduous to face out on this engaging trifecta of Artwork Nouveau homes on the waterfront. However one can at all times depend on pink color to do the trick. So has the Museu da Cidade accentuated the curvy shapes of the artwork nouveau home windows of this constructing from 1915. The iron palm leaves on the first ground balcony add to its attraction. And I’m certain I see owl shapes within the nook pilasters. Or is it amphoras? I’ll depart you to resolve.
Edifício Florentino Vicente Ferreira
This constructing from 1907 is a collaboration between architects Ernesto Korrodi and Francisco Augusto da Silva Rocha. Though in dire want of restoration, you may nonetheless admire its timeless Artwork Nouveau magnificence: the cheerfully colored tiles, the azulejo frieze beneath the roof, the curvy, floral ironwork on the doorways and home windows. And might you see the initials FVF on the very high?
Edifício dos Lírios
The Lilies Constructing. That kinda says all of it. Like “Edifício das Quatro Estações” it’s not the constructing, however the azulejos which might be its predominant characteristic. These tiles had been painted by Licínio Pinto from Fábrica Fonte Nova in 1912.
It’s fairly odd to have the mottos “Honour” and “Labour” exterior a restaurant. Nicely, that’s as a result of it initially was a steel workshop with residencial capabilities for Manuel Ferreira, who employed native Artwork Nouveau architect Silva Rocha to do the job. He did so in 1909, and at the moment, greater than 110 years later, the constructing nonetheless seems immaculate.
Bandstand at Parque Infante Dom Pedro
The bandstand from 1905 has ironwork with musical motifs.
Antiga Farmácia Ala
Casa do Rossio
Rua João Afonso 6
Aveiro’s Artwork Nouveau Pearls on a Google Map