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  • 1 Miradouro de Santa Luzia Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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 ..

  • 2 The old district Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 3 Praça da Républica Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 4 Municipal Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Largo São Domingos P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    The Museu Municipal is set in the 18C palace that used to belong to the Barbosa Maciel family. The interior walls are embellished with superb painted azulejos from 1721 and it boasts a remarkable collection of Portuguese ceramics - said to be the lar..

  • 5 Basilica of Santa Luzia

    Religious buildings

    Est. de Santa Luzia P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    Neo-Byzantine in style, this basilica is preceded by a vast church square and a monumental staircase. The interior, lit by three rose windows, is dominated by domes adorned with frescoes. The upper lantern of the central dome provides a magnificent p..

  • 6 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 7 Rua Cândido dos Reis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 das ..

  • 8 Rua São Pedro

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. São Pedro P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    This is a street flanked by old houses and especially worthy of note is the Manueline window of the casa dos Costa Barros.

  • 9 Church of São Domingos

    Religious buildings

    L.go de São Domingos P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    Built in 1576, it has a granite Renaissance facade in the shape of a retable. You can see the tomb of the founder of the church of Bartolomeu dos Martires, Archbishop of Braga.

  • 10 Church of Nossa Senhora da Agonia

    Religious buildings

    R. de Monserrate P - 4900 Viana do Castelo

    This charming chapel Baroque is well known for pilgrimage that takes place on the 15 August.

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