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Viana-Do-Castelo Region, Portugal

Viana do Castelo is a region in Portugal that is located on the Rio Lima River banks. The region contains an important harbor of Portugal, set on the coast of Atlantic Ocean.
The history of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, shows the development of the region as a trading center and a critical port sincethe Age of Discovery.

Attractions in Viana do Castelo:

Viana do Castelo has emerged as a sought after tourist destination because of the Cabedelo beach located close by. The Vila Praia de Ancora is also another popular beach. During the summer season, these beaches are crowed by large number of tourists.

The town boasts of extravagant buildings and mansions. There is the Parish Church constructed during the 15th century. Another beautiful example of Renaissance architecture is the Misericordia Church, found near the main square.

The main square of Viana do Castelo is known as the Praca da Republica, which has a fountain right at its center. Located nearby is the Town Hall that belongs to the 16th century. Santa Luzia Basillica that sits on the Santa Luzia Hill is yet another architectural splendor.

Accommodation in Viana do Castelo:

Hotel Viana Sol, Estalagem Casa Melo Alvim, Hotel Rali, Hotel do Prague and Hotel Alianca Residential are some of the popular hotels in Viana do Castelo.

Besides being a tourist destination, the economy of Viana do Castelo thrives on industries such as ship building, textiles and processing of fish.

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