Ílhavo Maritime Museum

Ílhavo Maritime Museum assembles codfish fishing-related objects in the distant Newfoundland seas, as well as instruments used in maritime and agricultural works in Ria de Aveiro.

It has also an assortment of maritime ethnography and the country’s greatest malacology (seashells) collection.

Planned by the Architects Nuno Mateus and José Mateus, Ílhavo Maritime Museum has won the Mies van der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2003.

The building project