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Ponte da Barca, Minho, Costa Verde - the mediaeval bridge.
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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 ..

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  • 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 ..

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  • 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 Manuel Espregueira e Oliveira

    Rua Manuel Espregueira, 190 P - 4900-318 Viana do Castelo

    Located in a pedestrian street of Viana do Castelo city centre, Casa Manuel Espregueira e Oliveira is a renovated 19th-century townhouse with a 24-hour reception and an airport shuttle. Free WiFi access is available. This unit offers classical-style..

  • Hotel Laranjeira Two stars Two stars

    Rua Candido Dos Reis (Antiga Rua General Luis do Rego), 45 P - 4900-082 Viana do Castelo

    Prix Prices from : 47 €

    This boutique guest house 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 Residencial Laranjeira combine minimalist de..

  • Casa Melo Alvim Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 99 €

    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..

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