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 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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  • There's a small railway to reach this if you don't feel like walking. Whilst the basilica itself is wonderful the views from the location are spectacular. Close by you'll also find the ancient Roman s...  more »
  • The sanctuary of Santa Luzia is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic monuments of Portugal. An excellent example of revival architecture, the church interior is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen and outside the sanctuary the sight is really great! For the more daring, recommend up the staircase and down by the funicular. If you don't want to get tired, can do the opposite or just use the funicular.
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  • Charming, renovated and well kept place. The views are breathtaking. You must visit if you go by Viana.
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  • Beautiful building on the top of the hill. 1€ gets a lift ride to the top for great views. Lovely interior with three circular stained glass windows. The brochure says they are the three largest in Europe.
  • Historical place ..the church has great history.. quiet and very beautiful place.. church inside occupied with elevator that helps to travel to top of the church .you can see clear view and entire city
  • A must do to hike up 900 plus steps!!! Viana do Costello hidden gem! Loved our time here!
  • I lived in Viana Do Castelo for about 6 months and I would visit this place quite often. It's historically beautiful and the view on a clear day in the tower is incredible.
  • Beautiful. Was under construction and very foggy. View was not what it could he been.
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