The beauty of salt

Come with your group and see how salt is used in making beauty products in the Ria de Aveiro.

Come and discover the ancient and traditional salt activity in Aveiro, on a visit to watch the production of soap, creams and bath salts in the old part of Aveiro, with a view over the canal and ria (estuary).

By recovering old recipes and relaunching memories, Beleza do Sal (Beauty of Salt) is developing a hand-made method for manufacturing cosmetic products that are 100% natural.

CP Services: Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional | Oporto urban trains | Coimbra urban trains

Oporto urban trains

  • Return trip on an urban train from any station to Aveiro + guided tour of the factory: €3 per person in the group;
  • One free tour and journey for every 10 people in the group;
  • Available for groups of 10 to 50 people;
  • Book in advance with the Oporto urban train group service (at least 5 days in advance).

Payment is made at Oporto urban train ticket offices.

These discounts apply to scheduled services only

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional, InterRegional and Coimbra urban trains

The price depends on the number of people, day, time, journey and type of service you intend.

The Beleza do Sal factory is 1.5 km from Aveiro station.

Along the way you will pass various places of interest such as Aveiro station itself, City and Art Nouveau Museum, Ria de Aveiro/Central Canal, Rossio Garden, Fish market and Botirão bridge.

The school tours include:

  • History and background to soap manufacturing;
  • Activity "The soap from my hand” – fill moulds with glycerine – with 1 free bar of soap per pupil that they make themselves;
  • Demonstration of hand-making 'Sal de Aveiro' soap;

Adult group visits include:

  • History and background to soap manufacturing;
  • Hand-made production (Salt soap) versus industrial production (aromatic production) and manufacturing demonstration, with one free soap per visitor;

Duration of the visits: 1 hour;

Visiting days: Monday to Friday, except public holidays;

Visiting hours: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Oporto urban train group service (group travel only):

Telephone: 221 052 482 (Business days from 9:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 17:30)

Email: gruposcptpt@cp.pt

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional, InterRegional and Coimbra urban trains group service:

Email: gruposLC-RG@cp.pt (Business days from 9:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00)