Castelo

Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte region of Portugal. The city proper has 36,148 (INE, 2001) inhabitants and the municipality has a total population of 91,238 inhabitants (2006) over a total area of 318.6 km². it is located at the mouth of the Lima River.

Main sights: Mother Church (15th century), in Romanesque style. The façade is flanked by two large towers with merlons at the top, while in the middle is a Gothic portal with archivolts decorated by sculptures of the Passion of Christ and of the Apostles. The interior is on the Latin cross plan, with a nave and two aisles, spearated by arches supported by pillars. The chapels of St. Bernard and of the Holy Sacrament are attributed to João Lopes the Elder. Cathedral. Geraz do Lima carriage museum.

Castelo do Neiva: the castle has been owned by the parish of Viana do Castelo since the beginning of the 19th century.

The so-called Mercy is a Flemish-style edifice from 1589 Renaissance fountain (1535) in the Major Square.Church of Sâo Domingos (1576).Church of Santa Luzia (19th century), designed by Miguel Ventura Terra.Palacio de Tavoras, a noble residence from the 16th-17th centuries.Nossa Senhora da Agonia, church in Roccoco style Paços do Conselho (Palace of the Council, 1502), of which only the façade remains today Municipal Museum, housed in a 18th century building and home to Nearby is the Santiago da Barra Fort.

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