Things to see and do - Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo :
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Viana do Castelo is the main seaside resort of the Costa Verde and undoubtedly the most charming. A humble fishing village in the Middle Ages, its heyday was in the 16C when its sailors went cod fishing off the shores of the New World, and formed trade relationships with the Hanseatic towns. From the period are its Manueline and Renaissance residences, which give the old town its present charm. The area has a rich cultural heritage and some beautiful verdant landscape.
Tourist attractions Viana do Castelo : Things to see and do
R. Cândido dos Reis P - 4900 Viana do Castelo
This street is flanked by several houses which have preserved their Manueline facades. Notice in particular, the Carreira palace which today houses the town hall offices. Its very attractive Manueline facade is striking in its symmetry. The casa d..
Largo do Instituto Histórico do Minho P - 4900 Viana do Castelo
Although the construction of this church dates from the 14C and 15C, the two crenellated square towers which sit on either side of the facade are still in the Romanesque style. In the baptistery, you will find a panel in multicoloured sculpted wood f..
Praça da Républica P - 4900 Viana do Castelo
The 16C buildings which surround this square, including the casa dos Sa Sottomayores , make a picturesque urban collection. You will see a fountain , built in 1554, which has several basins; the old town hall of which only the facade has preserve..
Hotels Viana do Castelo
Rua da Bandeira 174 P - 4900-560 Viana do Castelo
Located in the historic centre of Viana do Castelo, Absoluto Design Hotel offers spacious rooms with innovative design and a flat-screen TV. It features free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. This avant-garde Minho house has modernly decorated rooms w..
Largo 5 de Outubro, nº 68 P - 4900-515 Viana do Castelo
Prix Prices from : 34 €
Set in the historic centre of Viana do Castelo, Jardim is set in a listed building providing picturesque views. Enjoy the colourful décor of its rooms overlooking Lima River, the city centre or the mountains. Each of the units combines classic featu..
Largo Vasco da Gama P - 4900-332 Viana do Castelo
Set in central Viana do Castelo, the Hotel Viana Sol is set on top of Santa Luzia hill, overlooking the Cabedelo pine forest. The property is 100 metres from the Lima riverfront area. All the rooms at the Hotel Viana Sol include a satellite TV, work..
Restaurants Viana do Castelo
Rua dos Mareantes A-10 P - 4900-370 Viana do Castelo
The owners of this restaurant occupying a former quayside warehouse are former fish wholesalers. Hence the logical focus on fish and seafood and the large fish tanks on display.
Av. de Cabo Verde 100 (Praia Norte) P - 4900-568 Viana do Castelo
Beco dos Fornos 7 P - 4900-523 Viana do Castelo
Restaurant located in an attractive historical setting with an old stone bread oven. Its regional-rustic decoration provides a cosy, local feel.
Av. Capitão Gaspar de Castro P - 4900-462 Viana do Castelo
Rua de Santa Marta 119 - Estrada N 202 P - 4925-104 Viana do Castelo
This respected local restaurant is used to organising large functions. Behind the bar at the entrance, with its enticing displays and fish and seafood tank, guests can choose between several attractively arranged dining areas. The extensive regional ..