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Aveiro Moliceiro boats

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Aveiro Moliceiro boats
Location
3804- AVEIRO
District:Aveiro
County :Aveiro
Parish:ESGUEIRA
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The Moliceiro boats are one of the major highlights of Aveiro ria (drowned river valley). These half-moon shaped boats have a big-dimensioned mast and helm. Their small draught allows them to move in less deep channels, for in these circumstances they are set into motion by a wooden stick. These boats were used for collecting and transporting the “moliço” (ria vegetation, used for fertilizing agricultural fields), goods and cattle. Nowadays they stand out as a tourism attraction. What also makes them unique is the décor. They are painted with strong colours and drawings, depicting several themes, from romantic or religious scenes to humorous motives. This type of traditional boat is produced in Pardilhó zone, in the councils of Ílhavo, Murtosa and of course, Aveiro. You can watch them every year in Summer during the Moliceiros’ Regatta that takes place between Torreira and Aveiro.

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Localização
3804- AVEIRO
Distrito:Aveiro
County:Aveiro
Parish:ESGUEIRA
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