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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.
Tours to Santuario de Santa Luzia
Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo small group full-day tour from Porto BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $123
Duration: 9 hours
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Santuario de Santa Luzia Reviews
This is another amazing Portuguese special place. High on the hill overlooking the city and steeped in history. We worth a visit. more »
The architecture thrills you more on the outside. Inside the church does not look like that big, anyway. But the views from the Atlantic and the storming clouds arriving from there were very impressiv... more »
Fantastic church with stunning views of the city! If you can walk, do it! Otherwise go by the yellow teleferic tram or by car. Worth it for many reasons to do climb the hill! Church is massive with awesome glass paints.
Beautiful place with great views on the area. I would recommend going to the top of the tower if you can. There's a garden where you can spend some time,have a little picnic 🙂
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