Castelo de São Tiago da Barra
Museu de Arte e Arqueologia
The 18th-century Palacete Barbosa Maciel bears witness to Viana’s affluent past. It houses an impressive collection of 17th- and...
If there are enough passengers, boats run up and down the Rio Lima daily in summer, from the pier south of Largo 5 de Outubro (the same...
Ruinas da Cidade Velha
A simple, friendly, family-run restaurant admired by locals for its good seafood and tasty lunch specials (from €6.50).
Campo de Castelo · interesting places nearby
Castelo de São Tiago da Barra information
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 smallish fort. It was integrated into a larger fort, commissioned by Felipe II of Spain (Felipe I of Portugal) in 1592, to guard the prosperous port against pirates.