Viana do Castelo Portuguese Way along the coast

Information about Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Portugal, with a long seafaring tradition and great involvement in the historical events of the country. It is very close to Oporto and is by the sea, at the mouth of the river Lima. It is a city full of churches and palaces with an important architectural beauty. In the surroundings you can enjoy the luxuriant nature, with trails and unforgettable beaches. A perfect place to delve into Portuguese culture and contemplate the scenery throughout your stay.

What to see and do in Viana do Castelo

Capela das Malheiras

It is one of the most beautiful chapels in Viana do Castelo and is located on Aurora de Lima Street. It is a legacy of the Portuguese Baroque style and is also known as the House of Stamps. It is an exceptional area to walk around and to take a great snapshot of the city. Very close to this location you can also take the opportunity to visit other emblematic places such as the Museum of Costume that collects the handcrafted production of Viana do Castelo’s own costumes. Also the Casa dos Nichos, an old building from the 15th century that presents exhibitions inside, both from prehistoric and Roman times.

The mountain of Santa Luzia

The mount of Santa Luzia is of great tourist attraction, one of the emblems of the city. This area of green views rises 228 meters above sea level and is easily accessible: on foot, with a car or by funicular. In this area you can also enjoy the Basilica of Santa Luzia, to add a cultural touch to the excursion. The best thing about this location is its breathtaking views of Viana do Castelo.