On your next trip to Viana do Castelo don’t forget to include our Viana do Castelo car hire services in your budget as you will surely not regret having a car at your disposal while in this great city of Northern Portugal. The city is well known to feature a plethora of must-see architecture as well as the great views of the Lima River and the Pilgrimage of Nossa Senhora da Agonia.
The city benefits from an astounding geographical location being set in the Lima estuary where it is surrounded by hills, sea, the river and mountains it is truly a sight to see, a sight which can be best seen from the top of the Monte de Santa Luiza.
Viana has kept a strong link to its traditional past and as such many folkloric traditions related to the sea can still be found alive and even thriving in this area. One thing to keep an eye out is the main summer festival called the Festas de Nossa Senhora de Agonia which takes place in late August when processions of people make their way down to the coastline to the sound of drums.
Inside the town one of the main attractions will be the elegant Praca da Republica which features the 16th century Chafariz fountain with its well known water spewing figures.
Also in the square you can see the Igreja da Misericordia which comprises of a beautiful mixture of Roman archways, carved pillars and Renaissance balconies.
You can also see the old town hall in the square. It was built in the 16th century and its architecture features Gothic arches and Renaissance details.
One rather large and rather important aspect of the city, the one which gives the second half of its name is the Castelo de Santiago do Barro. This fortification was built in the 16th century in order to protect the port from pirates.
These are of course only a few of the many other things that you can see and do while in Viana but in order to enjoy as much of the city and its surroundings as possible make sure to employ our Viana do Castelo car hire services.