Praia do Cabedelo
Castelo de São Tiago da Barra
You can still scoot around the ramparts of this squat castle, a short walk west of the centre, which began in the 15th century as a...
Demanding attention on the waterfront near Largo 5 de Outubro is a pioneering naval hospital ship, the Gil Eannes (zheel yan- ish) . Now...
Viana Welcome Centre
This private outfit offers creative city tours (€15 on foot, €20 by bike) in multiple languages, as well as regional food, wine and...
This glass-box cafe with a massive menu and even better views is a gathering point for locals late in the evening. It’s a good place for...
A tremendous backstreet find, this place is absolutely jammed with locals for the platos do dia (plates of the day; €5.50). Think baked...
Praia do Cabedelo information
This is one of the Minho’s best beaches: a 1km-long arch of blond, powdery sand that folds into grassy dunes backed by a grove of wind-blown pines. It’s across the river from town, best reached on a five-minute ferry trip from the pier south of Largo 5 de Outubro.