Things to see and do - Viana do Castelo
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Viana do Castelo :
Unmissable tourist sites
Viana do Castelo Travel guide
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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
Est. da Santa Luzia
This viewpoint is actually the hill of Santa Luzia which stands to the north of the town and is topped by a modern basilica (a place of pilgrimage). Accessed either by a 7min cable car journey which at 650m is the nation's longest, or by car along a ..
Praça da Républica
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 preserved its ..
Praça da Républica
On a random stroll in this partly pedestrianised district you will come across many houses with facades emblazoned with coats of arms and interesting examples of Renaissance and Manueline architecture.
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..
Rua Candido Dos Reis (Antiga Rua General Luis do Rego), 45 P - 4900-082 Viana do Castelo
The boutique Laranjeira Hotel is set in the heart of Viana do Castelo, just 500 metres from the Atlantic Ocean. It offers rooms with free internet and panoramic views of the area. The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Laranjeira combine minimalist desi..
Av. Afonso III, 180 P - 4900-477 Viana do Castelo
The 3-star Hotel Rali offers a restaurant and a free wellness centre with sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub and indoor pool. Viana do Castelo’s city centre is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. Each bright room at Rali has a satellite TV and a desk. All roo..
Restaurants Viana do Castelo
Av. de Cabo Verde 100 (Praia Norte) P - 4900-350 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 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.
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 ..
P - 4901-909 Viana do Castelo