Things to see and do - Viseu
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Viseu Travel guide
Viseu : Michelin's recommendations
Viseu has developed on the bank of the Pavia, in a wooded region on a slight slope, where you will see the famous Dão vineyard. This is an important agricultural crafted centre whose sweets (bolos de amor, papos de anjo, travesseiros de ovos moles) are enjoyed by many. Like Lisbon, the town was home to a flourishing painting school in the 16C headed by two masters, Vasco Fernandes and Gaspar Vaz, who were themselves influenced by Flemish artists such as Van Eyck and Quentin Metsys.
Tourist attractions Viseu : Things to see and do
Paço dos Três Escalões
Sited in the old Dos Très Escalões Palace (built in the 16C and altered in the 18C), the museum has sculpture from the 13C to the 18C, Portuguese paintings from the 19C and early 20C - including works by Columbano (1857-1929) and António Carneiro (18..
Praça da Republica
With its small streets paved with granite flagstones, its Renaissance and classically encorbelled houses, decorated with shields bearing coats of arms, old Viseu has preserved its former glories.
L.go da Sé
This is a quiet square in the centre of the old town. It is surrounded by noble granite buildings including the Grão Vasco museum, the cathedral and the Church da Misericordia.
Rua Chão do Mestre, nº4 P - 3500-103 Viseu
Palacio dos Melos Hotel in Viseu has been completely refurbished and fitted with modern facilities whilst maintaining its original facade. Just 100 metres from Grão Vasco Museum, it features a terrace with panoramic views. The individually decorated..
Rua Gaspar Barreiros P - 3510-032 Viseu
Hotel Grão Vasco is situated in a large garden with an oval-shaped swimming pool and well-tended hedges. The restaurant has large windows and overlooks the green lawn. Rooms at Grão Vasco are air-conditioned and offer a balcony, satellite TV and a p..
R.Augusta Cruz, Nº12 P - 3500-088 Viseu
Prix Prices from : 61 €
Set in a carefully restored manor, this guest house offers luxurious accommodation with views of Viseu’s Cathedral and the historic centre. It is fitted with elegant antique furnishings which can be purchased upon request. Named after famous persona..
Rua do Hospital P - 3500-161 VISEU
Via Caçador - junto a saída 18 da Auto-Estrada A 25 P - 3500-764 Viseu
Professionally run business with nicely-maintained, classic-style facilities. It has four dining rooms, two with à la carte service, and the rest for banquets.
Adro da Sé 24 P - 3500-195 Viseu
An impressive restaurant in the heart of Viseu's old quarter. There is a small entrance hall, a pleasant main dining room with an open fireplace and exposed stone walls, as well as two small rooms used for private dining. The focus is on tasty and we..
Urb. Quinta do Bosque P - 3510-020 Viseu