Santuario de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Viana do Castelo attractions like Santuario de Santa Luzia can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It is a temple with a huge appearance in a privileged situation, but has no background, is small inside and has nothing of value inside.
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  • August 19, 2017
    I used more than once to the Santuario, upstairs and beautiful has spectacular views and beautiful church is worth the trip if you're in Viana has to go to the shrine to be complete.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Visit to do by funicular (3 euros one-way return per adult and children over 6 years). Life is wonderful.
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  • Take the elevator on the right (€2,00). This will give you a clear and beautiful view over Viana de Castelo. Note that you need to take a spiral staircase which you will just fit in to. Not for people with claustrophobia.
  • Great view. Take the elevator for fun too!
  • Breathtakingly beautiful! You just have to go up to the "Zimbório", the very top of the temple and enjoy the 360º expectacular view.. (not an easy climb, but worth it)
  • Great view to Viana do Castelo and the sea
  • Very quiet place. Fantastic view.

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