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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.

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Tourist attractions Viana do Castelo : Things to see and do

  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia Recommended Recommended

    Est. da Santa Luzia P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    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 Interesting

    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 preserved its ..

  • The old district Interesting

    Praça da Républica P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    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.

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Hotels Viana do Castelo

  • Casa Melo Alvim

    Av. Conde Da Carreira, 28 P - 4900-343 Viana do Castelo

    Built in the 16th century, this beautifully restored manor offers individually styled rooms with minibars. In the historic Viana do Castelo, it features a piano bar and garden with a cascade. Casa Melo Alvim provides 20 air-conditioned rooms decorat..

  • Hotel Jardim Viana do Castelo Two stars Two stars

    Alameda 5 de Outubro, nº 68 P - 4900-515 Viana do Castelo

    Prix Prices from : 35 €

    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..

  • Absoluto Design Hotel

    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..

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Restaurants Viana do Castelo

  • Os 3 Potes Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Camelo Comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Tasquinha da Linda Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Axis Viana Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Av. Capitão Gaspar de Castro P - 4900-462 Viana do Castelo

  • Flôr de Sal Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Av. de Cabo Verde 100 (Praia Norte) P - 4900-568 Viana do Castelo

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