Fodor's Expert Review Basílica de Santa Luzia

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Sitting high atop a wooded hill, this white granite-domed basilica is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. A funicular railway can carry you up, or you can take the 2-km (1-mile) footpath that winds its way through the trees. The views from the basilica steps are magnificent, and a staircase to the side allows access to the very top of the dome for some extraordinary coastal vistas.

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Estrada de Santa Luzia
Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo  4900-408, Portugal


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Funicular €2 one way

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