Your starting point for a visit to the Viana do Castelo region
Historic Center of Viana do Castelo
The medieval Parish Church, the Old Town Hall, the 16th century Casa da Misericórdia and the Fountain from the same century, among others, are important landmarks in a past with history.
New centrality of Viana do Castelo – Praça da Liberdade, inserted in a group of contemporary buildings of great architectural value.
The various monuments of the city
Santiago da Barra Castle, the Eiffel Bridge, the Church of Srª d'Agonia, the other churches, manor houses, among others.
Santa Luzia Hill
Panoramic view, Temple-Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Zimbório, Citânia de Santa Luzia. Ascent of Monte by funicular. The view from Pousada do Monte de Santa Luzia.
The city/sea/mountain triptych – its verdant mountains, the different landscapes offered by the sea and the Lima River…
With fine golden sand, excellent for the practice of activities such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing or bodyboarding, with conditions at the level of the best in the world.
Rio Lima, its mouth and river beaches
The River Lima offers water sports such as jet-skiing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, fishing or simply a boat trip.
Public Garden, Jardim D. Fernando, City Park, Marina Gardens, Urban Ecological Park, Parque das Tílias, among others.
Museum of Decorative Arts
It has one of the most important and valuable collections of old Portuguese faience from the 19th century. XVII to XIX, which includes several pieces from the famous Fábrica de Louça de Viana.
Located in the heart of the historic center of the city, the building of the former Bank of Portugal, has housed, since 2004, the Museu do Traje, which showcases the ethnographic richness of traditional Vianense costumes.
Various spaces and museum centers
Museum of Archeology of the Church of Souls; Museum of Archeology at Casa dos Nichos; Museum Center – Windmills of Montedor (Carreço); Museological Nucleus – Museum of Pão de Outeiro, Museological Nucleus of Moinhos de Água da Montaria (S. Lourenço da Montaria);
Museum of Archeology of Sta Maria Geraz do Lima; Sargaço Museum in Castelo do Neiva; Agro-Maritime Museum of Carreço; Santa Luzia Museum Nucleus (Santa Luzia Monument Temple); Lanheses Museum Nucleus; Viana Regional Crockery Factory Museum; Museum of Horses of Sta Leocádia (Geraz do Lima).
Urban Ecological Park and Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Center
They promote the appreciation of the natural environment in urban space through the promotion of cultural activities, always respecting the natural environment.
Gil Eannes hospital ship
Built in Viana do Castelo, in 1955, it supported, for decades, the Portuguese cod fleet that operated on the banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. The reconversion project transformed it into a Museological Center and Sea Center.
Porto de Mar, the Fishing Port, the Riverside Zone, the Marginal
They allow to see the departure of the fishing boats for the work.
That allow you to cross different natural environments and contemplate the built heritage, true testimony of the perfect fit between Man and the environment.