Where MADAME MONSIEUR, from FRANCE, filmed their Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard.
You can’t visit the north of Portugal without visiting Viana do Castelo. Viana is known for its culture, the architecture, the filigree gold work and for the stunning location, just by the sea.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Viana do Castelo is located 77km north of Porto. You’ll need around 50 minutes to get there by the A28 highway. Trains and buses are also available.
WHAT TO DO?
You are in the “Mecca of the Contemporary Architecture” of Portugal, so you can’t skip the Praça da Liberdade (designed by Fernando Távora), the City’s Library (by Siza Vieira, the same award-winning architect that designed the Pavilhao of Portugal in Parque das Naçoes), the Youth Hostel (by Carrilho da Graça) or the City’s Cultural Centre (designed by Souto Moura).
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
The stunning view from the Santa Luzia Hill, where the Basílica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is situated.
A bicycle ride along the coast of the river and a walk on one of the many marked trails.