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. 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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  • I had the pleasure of attending Sunday mass at the Santa Luzia Church -- a small and truly special historic church overlooking Viana do Castelo 
    I had the pleasure of attending Sunday mass at the Santa Luzia Church -- a small and truly special historic church overlooking Viana do Castelo  more »
  • You can see it from everywhere in Viana. amazing building, awesome views over Viana and surroundings. Magnificent church 
    You can see it from everywhere in Viana. amazing building, awesome views over Viana and surroundings. Magnificent church  more »
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  • The most popular, iconic, magical and "must visit" spot in town. The view is breath-taking, especially, in Zimbório (the church top - the entrance is from the back), the air is fresh and pure, the church is beautiful. Take a time to walk around and enjoy the nature. No rush. There's a stairway and a funicular from the city centre that I recommend. Enjoy!
  • Excellent panoramic view. While there, make a prayer in the church and enjoy this particular Viana's view.

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