Santuario de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo

Experience excellent views of Viana do Castelo, the Minho River, and Atlantic Ocean from atop this architecturally intriguing Santuario de Santa Luzia. This mountaintop church was built by acclaimed architects Miguel Ventura Terra and Miguel Nogueira between聽1904 and 1959. Climb the staircase or take the funicular uphill to the basilica grounds. View the Revivalist Roman and Byzantine styles that make the structure's design so impressive. If you are feeling adventurous, you can scale the stairs to the top of the towers for incredible views of the surrounding valley, coastline, and city. For Santuario de Santa Luzia and beyond, use our Viana do Castelo online holiday planner to get the most from your Viana do Castelo vacation.
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  • The place has an outstanding view over the city and the city bay and the coastline. The building itself is nice. Inside it has a beautiful ceiling as well as a altar.  more »
  • I've visited this church several times over the past couple of decades and only during my last visit (September 2019) did you need to pay in order to visit the top. Although slightly discouraging, it....  more »
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  • Fantastic church with stunning views of the city! If you can walk, do it! Otherwise go by the yellow teleferic tram or by car. Worth it for many reasons to do climb the hill! Church is massive with awesome glass paints.
  • Beautiful place with great views on the area. I would recommend going to the top of the tower if you can. There's a garden where you can spend some time,have a little picnic 馃檪

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