A House with History

You’ll love the Aveiro Arts House, an historic residence with a notable tradition regarding Arts and Culture. Former home of Vasco Branco, a beloved and well-respected artist from Aveiro, our unique house combines modern amenities with a truly vintage charm.

Vintage charm

Located in the very heart of Aveiro, the charismatic building was designed in the late 50s by Victor Palla, a famous Portuguese architect, designer and illustrator. It faces a small garden, which lies between our house and Aveiro’s main museum: you get all the comforts of staying in the centre of town, while enjoying the serenity of a peaceful street.

Sunny, spacious bedrooms

There are eight sunny, spacious and pleasant private bedrooms available across two different floors. On the first floor (The Guesthouse), each bedroom is dedicated to a different art form — Painting, Pottery, Cinema and Literature — in tribute to the distinct arts cultivated by Vasco Branco. On the second floor (The Arts Residence), each bedroom is dedicated to a different art process — Project, Alchemy, Sketch and Jazz (which has always been a great inspiration source at our house).

An authentic experience

Besides the Bedrooms, in each floor you have free access to two complete Bathrooms, a fully equipped Kitchen, a comfortable Living Room, and a lovely Sunroom. There is even a small Arts Gallery and a Cinema Auditorium in the basement, which you can visit on demand.

Former clandestine cinema during the fascist regime, this auditorium was built in 1969 and is equipped with 42 seats, a small bar and a projection booth. If you are lucky enough to coincide, you are absolutely welcome to attend one of the exclusive events that we occasionally host there, such as movie projections, small concerts, poetry readings or wine tastings.

In the heart of Aveiro

Everything worth visiting is at walking distance: Aveiro’s famous canals, the Municipal Theatre, the several museums or the University, and Aveiro’s stunning beaches are just ten minutes away by car. We’ve prepared a guide with directions to all our favourite places to visit, eat and shop in and around Aveiro. Whenever possible, we’ll be thrilled to show you around ourselves.

Committed hosting

The Aveiro Arts Crew combines hospitality and tourism professionals, resident artists and other cheerful volunteers. You can usually reach us at the ground floor of the house or by phone. There’s always someone around to help you out and to ensure that you make the most out of your stay!

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