Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

All about Oysters and other bivalves of the Aveiro Lagoon

Sentidos de mar   julho site mmi 1 772 2500 1 772 9999

Of high nutritional value, the consumption of bivalve molluscs is part of the traditional Portuguese gastronomy of the coastal zones. Oysters are rich in vitamins and minerals, helping to improve the diet of the populations. The harvesting and aquaculture of bivalves, with a long history of production in Portugal, in particular of oysters, is quite diverse throughout the national territory, fruit of the different methods of cultivation and harvest as well as climatic and environmental differences. This edition of Sea Senses visits reveals the importance of the bivalves in the activity of the Costa Nova Fish Market and its contribution to the local economy in a trip aboard the Ria Príncipe boat. The activity shows this ancestral activity in the Mira Canal of the Aveiro Lagoon, with tasting included. A program that promises a lot of scenic beauty, flavour and more biological and culinary knowledge about this ancestral food.

With the participation of chef Ricardo Marques for the tasting, visit to the Fish Market of Costa Nova and recognition, by boat, of the activities around the production and harvesting of bivalves in the Mira Canal of the Aveiro Lagoon.

Pre-registration (subject to confirmation): 234 329 990 or

Recommended minimum age: 12 years

Estimated duration: 2h30

€ 15.00

This activity is part of the project Territories with History: the Sea, Fisheries and Communities, a networked culture program promoted by the Municipalities of Ílhavo, Peniche and Murtosa, in the Center of Portugal. It is co-financed by CENTRO2020, Portugal 2020 and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.