Basílica e Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Religious Heritage

Few landscapes outshine Monte Santa Luzia, in Viana do Castelo. Next to Santa Luzia Basilica, also known as the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, enjoy the view of the Lima estuary, the sea and the city. Built in the 19th century, this work was designed by architect Miguel Ventura Terra and harmoniously exposes various elements of neo-romanesque, neo-byzantine and neo-gothic inspiration. It is, for many, the Portuguese version of the "Sacré Coeur” in Paris. Inside, the highlights are the altar, various sculptures, stained glass windows and the fresco in the dome, depicting the stations of the cross and the ascension of Christ. Once inside, don't miss the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome and enjoy a unique vista. There are various options for getting to Monte de Santa Luzia. You can walk, ideal for lovers of mountain climbing, drive, or take the Santa Luzia funicular. Continue your trip through the linden tree park. And don’t say goodbye, just see you soon. Santa Luzia will remain in your heart!

Viana do Castelo (Viana do Castelo)

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