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Santuario de Santa Luzia

Estrada de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4900-408, Portugal
+351 258 823 173
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“santa luzia” (21 reviews)
“great view” (13 reviews)
Estrada de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4900-408, Portugal
+351 258 823 173
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus but immortalizes St Luzia, the patron saint of sight. Spectacular architecture and views of the surrounding areas. You can reach the top of the basilica, either by climbing all the stairs or using the elevator...More

Thank doll541
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral at the top of the hill overlooking the city and bay. Easy walk from city center if you take the cable car which is fun too!

Thank PatrickHildreth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let alone that Santuario de Santa Luzia is a spectacular piece of architecture and history, the views are just as wonderful. This beautiful church should be seen. You can get to the church from the village by funicular. Stunning rose window.

Thank filebay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

worth going all the way to the belvedere either by car (free parking) or by the cable car. fantastic view even though we did not climb up the church as it was very windy

Thank luoning715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really a must visit when in Viana do Castelo. The inside is very special with some amazing detail and style. There is an opportunity to visit the tower for further breathtaking views.

Thank smokeyrolo
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The scenery is breathtaking with a view on the city on the river and on the ocean. The small funicular is nice.

Thank FrancisVerhelst
Reviewed 10 September 2017

this location offers a great wide view over the city and the sea, which is truly beautiful. the building itself i found i bit lacking, since it it a "recent" build, so it didn't wow me. the trip is definitely worth it for the view...More

Thank 901rital
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a fairly recently built basilica and is fairly simply decorated inside when compared to many of the older churches and cathedrals. The building is undergoing a thorugh clean but should be accessible for most of the time. The view from above the dome...More

Thank hyperion23
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view of Viana do Castelo. A must visit when you are visiting Viana. Possible to drive with the car to the top of the hill.

Thank TravellerR0tterdam
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

If you are at Viana do Castelo this is a mandatory spot! Santa Luzia is beautiful and offers a large view over the city of Viana do Castelo. It's free to go and enjoy!

Thank Nelma G
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Response from EvaAndManuel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, admission is free. If you like going up to bell tower, each has separate elevator and you have to pay. It was 1 euro each. The one on the right has extra narrow steps to the top, the one on left has... More