Student Accommodation Aveiro
Located on the northern coast in the Central Region of Portugal, Aveiro is a beautiful and colorful unique city. Just a day trip away from Porto, Aveiro is a favourite getaway destination for Portuguese locals. The city’s nearby beaches situated near the coast attract crowds in the summer but the heritage and vibrant culture continue attracting visitors outside of prime vacation season. Nicknamed the “Venice of Portugal,” Aveiro is characterized by a maze of canals filled with brightly coloured boats and it is easily one of the country’s romantic destinations. It is dominated by the Ria de Aveiro and the arms of water that penetrate the urban space have permanently marked the city’s history, heritage, culture, and local identity.
Casita has made searching for affordable student accommodation in Aveiro easier than it ever was. Our rooms in Aveiro include single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, and studios among many more options. Let our multilingual supporting team help you get the perfect place to call home away from home. Also, our services are 100% free!
Why Book Student Accommodation in Aveiro?
Located in the central part of Portugal, Aveiro combines tradition, nature, and modernity perfectly. The main influence on the city is the Aveiro lagoon, which gives it a unique feature and makes it one of the river and water marvels on the Portuguese coast. With a population of around 77 thousand inhabitants, it is a safe and quiet city, which benefits from all of the advantages of a major city while also being a pleasant place to live and work in. The Aveiro region is also a good starting point to visit and discover Portugal. Its central position and the road and rail networks that go through it mean that travelling is easy to different parts of the country and even to Spain. The proximity of the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto makes it easy to travel and discover other parts of Europe.
Aveiro is home to The University of Aveiro (UA) which has three teaching centres in the city and the towns of Águeda and Oliveira de Azeméis. The university’s links to the region and the rest of the country, however, go beyond these geographical limits. These centres are situated in the northern part of central Portugal, strategically placed between some of the biggest cities in Portugal, Porto and the capital Lisbon in particular.
Universities in Aveiro
Casita has 6 accommodation options within walking distance to the university.
There are 3 bus stops close to the campus; Bus Stop to Costa Nova/Barra/forte da Barra is just a 10-minute walk away.
Is Aveiro good for international students?
Aveiro is very good for international students. The people are lovely, the city has many nice Portuguese restaurants, and living in the city isn't very costly. It is a small town, so the rent is also quite affordable. The student life itself is fantastic; it’s very organized and active, and you will discover a lot of student traditions that will make you wish you'd chosen to study there for the whole of your life.
Is it expensive to live in Aveiro?
Life in Aveiro is not very expensive. In total, you will find that 400 euros will be more than enough for you throughout the month. On average, you pay 150 - 250 euros for a room with all expenses. There are cheap places to eat everywhere, and they serve the best food. You would spend about 10 euros a day on food if you don't prefer to cook at home. When it comes to getting around, you can spend absolutely no money. You can go basically everywhere on foot because everything is quite close; this includes the university, the city centre, the hospital, and the police office.
Must-Visit Places in Aveiro
Aveiro’s big attraction is the Mosteiro de Jesus, a monastery with a royal connection and replete with religious art in its museum. This prized monument was built between the 15th and 17th centuries. Its fame comes from one of its residents, Joanna Princess of Portugal, and daughter of Afonso V. Because she was in the royal line, she was never able to take her solemn vows and instead, she lived out a modest life at the convent and bequeathed her estates to it when she died in 1490. She was beatified in the 17th century and her stunning tomb in the lower chancel blends marble and ceramics. Also, the nave and apse of the church are very worth seeing, with their amazing floor tiles and every surface covered with gilded wood carving.
The Museu de Aveiro was originally a number of monastery buildings that have been turned into a museum in 2011. The reason was to show off their architectural majesty and to make an exhibition on the newer upper floors of the awesome array of religious art that has been collected from the many monasteries that used to surround Aveiro. There, you will find primitive and Renaissance painting, Coimbra school sculpture, carved stonework, azulejos (glazed tiles), jewellery, furniture, and historic vestments. Below, you will see the refectory, which is a delight to look at due to its tiled walls. There is also the cloister, built in the 15th and 16th centuries, it has geometric tiles and two tiers of galleries around a central fountain.
The city’s canals, fed by Aveiro’s lagoon, are what give Aveiro its character and surely deserve a couple of hours of your time. They have several branches to stroll by through both historic and newer city quarters. Along the quays in the Rossio area, you can see some wonderful Art Nouveau architecture. The Jardim do Rossio is a canal-front park with lawns and palm trees; it can be a very pretty spot to bring a book to read. The pastel-coloured houses are the icing on the cake; you’ll also find that there’s no lack of tuk-tuks to carry you off on a quick tour.
Transportation in Aveiro
Local buses in Aveiro are operated by aveirobus which is a part of the larger Transdev company. Many local buses in Aveiro stop near the Municipal Bus Station which is located close to Aveiro Station. Besides local buses, other more long-distance buses (rede interurbana) run to outlying suburbs such as the beaches at Barra and Costa Nova.
Bicicleta de Utilização Gratuita de Aveiro is a bicycle service that you can use for free. You can rent a bicycle in specific spots in the city to get around, you just need to present your Identification Card.
A TAXI service is also available everywhere throughout Aveiro. To get one, you can simply hail one off of the street, call their phone number, or visit their webpage.
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