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Salt Moliceiro

«Moliceiro» it is a type of vessel intended for the collection and transport of aquatic vegetation. It also serves to transport people, goods or livestock. It is one of the most important symbols of the city of Aveiro together with the salt, the"Sweet Eggs", a popular and traditional sweet made from eggs and sugar and the "Moliceiro" which distinguishes itself from others.

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The Moliceiro boat is a type of vessel intended for extraction and transport of an aquatic vegetation /algae, activity known as "harvesting of seaweed," but also used to transport people, goods or livestock. It is one of the symbols of Aveiro, in conjunction with "Ovos Moles", a regional sweet made from eggs and sugar, and salt itself. It is distinguished as one of the most elegant traditional boats due to its stylized front bow and its cheerfully, bright and appealing colorful decoration.

Once quite common throughout the estuary, now their quantity and use is quite diminished nowadays and are almost only used for tourism purposes.

The construction of Moliceiros is a traditional industry that only exists in this region, especially in Pardilhó and the municipalities of Murtosa and Ílhavo. It is so traditional that exists heredity in the profession.

There are boat builders families that come from ancient times, but the industry is declining and the art is endangered . The highlight of his public appearance are the races in which they participate. At that time, all the aesthetic beauty of these vessels, its elegant lines and decorative panels, return to fill with color and motion the waters of our Ria de Aveiro.

The materials used for the construction of our Moliceiros are mostly salt and resin, instead of the traditional wood used, thus combining two of the greatest references of Aveiro, Moliceiro and Salt.

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