Perched on a hill, this small Navarrese town called Viana was founded in the 13th century by King Sancho VII the Strong and is located on the French Way. Its walls are already part of the landscape, where history and modernity coexist for visitors who come to enjoy one of the most beautiful villages in the town. The city of rich gastronomy and fine wines, does not hesitate to welcome the visitor with pleasure and to give hospitality to the pilgrims who often pass through it.
What to see and do in Viana
The church of Santa María de la Asunción
This Gothic style temple was built at the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century. It also has a series of extensions and modifications made in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is one of the most interesting buildings in Viana and has been a National Monument since 1931. It has a simple Gothic door with a standing image of the Virgin and child accompanied by two angels in the tympanum. The representation of the Horoscope of the Birth and Death of Christ on the voussoirs of the entrance arch stands out.
The Town Hall
The town hall of Viana is also worth a visit and is an excellent stop along the way. It was built in the Plaza Mayor, an important centre of the city’s social life. It is a structure composed of a gallery with seven rectangular openings and balconies on arcades with pilasters and semicircular arches. The architecture of the façade is presented in French baroque, rationalist and classical style. On 4 July 2004, a whole year of renovations and the extension of the building was completed and the new premises were inaugurated.