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 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 in the long run of the article. Whereas the map and strolling tour arranges the homes in progressing order, we compiled the lineup beneath just a little completely different. It’s our Top20 checklist, beginning with essentially 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 have been unanimous of their reward of the constructing. It has been fantastically preserved, and immediately, fairly appropriately, it homes the Museu de Arte Nova that provides 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 a superb 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 every of a trifecta of gorgeous buildings, and its facade is solely lined with pink, orange and reddish azulejos of lilies, painted by hand. Try the ironwork of the balconies and the small flowers that adorn them. And the mullions within the home windows within the 1st flooring. They simply 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 pretty when it was completed in 1910, as it’s immediately. 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. Take a look at the highest window, the way it resembles an anchor the wrong 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 foremost 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 flooring are framed in “Waterproof coat fashion”, 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 through the Artwork Nouveau interval of Portugal, because it existed from 1882 – 1937. You’ll be able to go inside and luxuriate 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.
Whilst 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 value 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 fort,” João A. Machado should have felt very a lot at dwelling in his mansion from 1918. The floral motifs within the stonework are beautiful, as are the azulejos that adorn the highest frieze with floral parts in shades of inexperienced and pink.
Edifício das Quatro Estações
If 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 provide 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 flooring 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 flooring 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 usually notable due to its window decorations, which might be fairly completely different from both sides of the constructing. The aspect going through the pedestrian avenue has voluminous decorations of just about baroque proportions. Simply have 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 in addition 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. Except you’re invited in for tea, you’ll should suffice admiring the gorgeous balcony ironwork and the undulating door from the skin.
Turismo Centro de Portugal
To be frank, I’m not fairly certain if this constructing is a bona fide Artwork Nouveau constructing. However I took an opportunity and added it anyway.
Aveiro Metropolis Museum
It’s onerous to face out on this engaging trifecta of Artwork Nouveau homes on the waterfront. However one can all the time depend on purple 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 flooring balcony add to its allure. 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 underneath the roof, the curvy, floral ironwork on the doorways and home windows. And may you notice 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 foremost characteristic. These tiles have 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 features for Manuel Ferreira, who employed native Artwork Nouveau architect Silva Rocha to do the job. He did so in 1909, and immediately, greater than 110 years later, the constructing nonetheless appears to be like immaculate.
Bandstand at Parque Infante Dom Pedro
The bandstand from 1905 has ironwork with musical motifs.
Antiga Farmácia Ala
The constructing dates from round 1920, and though the outdated farmacy is lengthy gone, it’s value to have alook inside for some particular treats from Aveiro.
Casa do Rossio
This home has been painstakingly renovated and appears as sharp because it did when it was inbuilt 1929.
Rua João Afonso 6
Aveiro’s Artwork Nouveau Pearls on a Google Map