Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

The Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada is a short walk outside the center of Aveiro. Moliceiro boat tours also normally pass by these impressive salt pans, if you don't feel like the walk.

Salt production has been an important industry in the area since Roman times. The free museum, with information in both Portuguese and English, charts the history of salt in Aveiro.

Visitors can observe restored salt pans and enter the historic processing center. Here you can see traditional tools of the trade and information on the salt workers.

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Mounds of sea salt and the salt pan glisten brilliant white against the azure sky

Salt pans
Salt pans in Aveiro

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
A fascinating museum on salt in Aveiro

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada


Access - Getting There

Canal das Pirâmides
3800 Aveiro

From downtown Aveiro, the museum is about 15 minutes on foot.

Places to stay in Aveiro include the Hotel Melia Ria with an indoor pool and spa close to the Aveiro Congress Center. Alternatively, try the three-star Veneza Hotel in the town center.

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Capela de Santa Catarina Funchal

Capela de Santa Catarina Funchal, Madeira

The Capela de Santa Catarina in Funchal on Madeira is a small but beautiful church. It is located within the pleasant Santa Catarina Park (Parque de Santa Catarina), a large green space in the city.

Capela de Santa Catarina
The church was originally built in wood

History

The church dates from the 15th century and was originally constructed in wood. It is believed this was the first church built on the island, founded by Constança Rodrigues, the wife of João Gonçalves Zarco (1390-1471). 

Zarco was one of the first explorers to establish settlements on the island and the first captain of Funchal.

In the 16th century, the present stone church was built.

The stone font and bell both display elements of distinctive Manueline design.

The Santa Catarina Park contains several aviaries as well as a number of stone monuments such as the one below. This commemorates the arrival of refugees from Gibraltar during World War II.

Santa Catarina Park
Monument to the arrival of refugees from Gibraltar

Access - Getting There

Av. Calouste Gulbenkian 1629
9000-052 Funchal

Hotels in Funchal

If you wish to stay in Funchal try the recommended Quinta do Monte. Other recommended places to stay in the city include the Hotel Quinta Bela S.Tiago or the budget Pensao Residencial Mirasol.

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Campo Pequeno Lisbon Metro

Campo Pequeno Station Lisbon Metro

Campo Pequeno is a station on the Lisbon Metro in Lisbon. Campo Pequeno is on the Yellow Line (Linha Amarela) of the capital's subway network. It was one of the first 11 stations of the system and opened in 1959. The station has interesting tile work and sculptures by the Portuguese artist Francisco Simões. These are striking life-size, marble figures of women (Women of Lisbon). The colors of the figures show the different shades of Portuguese marble.

Campo Pequeno Metro Station
Station platform


The Yellow Line runs from Rato to Odivelas.

Several Carris buses stop at the station: 207, 727, 736, 738, 744, 749, 754, 756, and 783. The AeroBus #2 from Lisbon Airport to Sete Rios also stops here.

Campo Pequeno Metro Station
Station Sign


Nearby Campo Pequeno Station

The station is just outside the Campo Pequeno bullring (Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno) within Cinema City Campo Pequeno, a large shopping and dining complex which includes a cinema. Nearby is the superb Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima, Lisbon's first modernist church.

Ticket gates at the station
Ticket Gates
Entrance to the station
Entrance


Hotels near Campo Pequeno Station

There are several hotels nearby including the VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa, the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel, and the VIP Inn Berna Hotel.

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