The Littoral Station "ELA"

The Littoral Station "ELA" opened to the public in July 1999 at Praia da Aguda, a small fishing village on the Portuguese Atlantic coast, located south of the river Douro estuary in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
The building was designed by Porto’s architect João Paulo Peixoto and involves:

-a Fishery Museum exhibiting ancient and modern equipment;
-an Aquarium displaying the local aquatic fauna and flora;
-a Department for Education and Research dedicated to marine ecology, aquaculture and fishery.

sculpture in bronze of the authors of Mike Weber . A tribute to the diver is in front of the building