Places to stay in Viana do Castelo
Considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, Viana do Castelo was the parting point for many ships during the Portuguese Discoveries. Located just an hour driving north from Porto, the city is located on the mouth of the Lima River.
Like with other Portuguese cities, people are attracted to Viana do Castelo for its warm mixture of oceanic and Mediterranean weather and its wealthy historic heritage. Replete with architectural treasures like churches, fountains and monasteries, the city is itself a museum. The Praça da República, the Paços do Concelho, and the Cathedral or Igreja Matriz are just a taste of the Manueline, Reinassance, Baroque, and Art Deco styled buildings in the city. Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Viana do Castelo has accommodations to fit every need.