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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  • Think you're taking an elevator to the top of the basilica for a fantastic view of Viana do Castelo? Well, almost. You actually have to go up 2 very narrow, circular staircases to get to the top--they...  more »
  • A magnificent Shrine on top of Viana do Castelo with a very extensive. Gardens and staircase very nice to hang around and near the castro and the hotel of Santa Luzia. Not to be missed is the ascent to the dome on top of the Church.
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  • Beautiful Monument in Viana do Castelo. Not to be missed if you pass by Viana. Magnificent view and quiet atmosphere at this time of year.
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