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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  • I loved the environment and views. The sanctuary itself is the least remarkable thing but it is worth climbing. The accessibility by car is easy and can be destacar close
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  • Ye a sitiu giving muncha quiet. Walk, see vistes les of viana, of it surrounds it and the sea, take dalgo... And l' elevator
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  • From time to time appears a few popular songbooks and ai, the party is good. From the top you can see the port, the ships, the beach and the city. There's a lot of history and to be heard.
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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 to Viana do Castelo and the sea
  • 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)
  • Very quiet place. Fantastic view.