The beautiful building across from the old Aveiro train station has a really delightful Ovos Moles shop on the ground floor.
Ovos moles are a specialty of the city of Aveiro. The sweet is made of egg yolks and sugar and served in little wooden barrels or pastries in the shape of fish. Aveiro is know for its seafood and fish because it is a city surrounded by water. The sweets are sold in these barrels and shapes that are symbols of Aveiro.
The building itself is in the Art Nouveau style. Art Nouveau dates back to 1904 - 1920, and Aveiro has preserved many of these architectural gems.
After some shopping in the mall and a little sightseeing, I stopped to have Ovos Moles and an expresso. I savored my treat and looked over this impressive building. It was a pleasure just to look at the grand architecture.
After "tea time", I wandered over to the old train station. The exterior is covered with well -maintained blue and white Portuguese tiles (azulejos ). The interior of the station is also covered with the azulejos and these tell stories of life in the surrounding area and the city in decades gone by. Recently, the old station had been replaced with a modern station next door. The old building is thankfully being preserved.
These are two stops worth your time when in the beautiful city of Aveiro.