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  • 1 Museu Grao Vasco Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Paço dos Três Escalões P - 3510 Viseu

    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..

  • 2 Old town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça da Republica P - 3510 Viseu

    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.

  • 3 Adro da Sé Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go da Sé P - 3510 Viseu

    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.

  • 4 Interesting

    Religious buildings

    L.go da Sé P - 3510 Viseu

    This Romanesque cathedral has undergone important alterations between the 16C and the 18C. Inside, the cradle vault, painted with grotesque figures, has a monumental Baroque retable. The capitulary room, on the first floor of the cloister has an inte..

  • 5 Praça da Republica (or Rossio)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça da Republica P - 3510 Viseu

    This pleasant promenade planted with trees stretches out in front of the town hall. It is also the lively centre of Viseu.

  • 6 Porta do Soar

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Nunes de Carvalho P - 3510 Viseu

    This gate in the surrounding wall was erected in the 15C by King Afonso V and leads to the old town.

  • 7 Church of the Misericord

    Religious buildings

    Adro da Sé P - 3510 Viseu

    The attractive Baroque facade is punctuated by the contrast between the white walls and the grey granite pilasters. The central body, inset with a pretty Baroque doorway topped with a balcony is surrounded by an elegant ornamental front.

  • 8 Old houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Dom Duarte P - 3510 Viseu

    In rua Dom Duarte, you will see a keep with an attractive Manueline window. In the picturesque, narrow and busy rua Direita, there are 18C houses with balconies on consoles of wrought iron On rua dos Andrades (to the south of rua Direita), you will s..

  • 9 Church of São Francisco

    Religious buildings

    Praça da Republica P - 3510 Viseu

    This a Baroque church decorated with remarkable azulejos and gilded wood.

  • 10 São Bento church

    Religious buildings

    R. Direita P - 3510 Viseu

    In this charming church, you will admire the attractive 17C azulejos.

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