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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  • It's a place to admire the view and meditation ... makes juz its classification as the 3° best paronama the world according to National Geographic Magazine. It is a place to admire the view and to meditate ... the classification as the 3rd best paronama in the world according to National Geographic Magazine is really fair.
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  • It is perhaps the ex-libris of the city. With a fantastic view on the same, and on the Atlantic, is a must-see! For addition of vista, we have the Temple of Santa Luzia, pretty much, in which I would advise an ascent to the "dome", for the bravest.
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  • Great view from this amzing spot, possible to see all the city and sea from there, recommed you to climb the tower,