Casa de Miguel de Vasconcelos

Manor Houses

Set out in discovery of the old town of Viana do Castelo and, in Largo do Instituto Histórico do Minho, in front of the Parish Church, also known as the Cathedral of Viana do Castelo, take a closer look at a pink house! This is the House of Miguel de Vasconcelos (Casa Miguel de Vasconcelos), also known as Casa dos Medalhões or Casa dos Lunas, and was built in the 15th century. Look at the crafted windows and doors and the two reliefs representing a man and a woman who seem to overlook the busy street: and as truth would have it, there has never been a lack of movement in this street! History says that it was here that Miguel de Vasconcelos lived, a Portuguese politician and supporter of the Philippine dynasty, which was hated by the people, and who was shot dead by conspirators in the revolution of 1640, when he was found hiding in a closet, at the Royal Palace in Lisbon. Walk through picturesque alleyways that characterise this part of town and discover pieces of history stamped on each house and monument!

Viana do Castelo (Viana do Castelo)

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