Welcome to Viseu
One of the Beiras’ most appealing cities, Viseu rivals more-visited Coimbra for sheer charm and vitality. Its well-preserved historic centre offers numerous enticements to pedestrians: cobbled streets, meandering alleys, leafy public gardens and a central square – Praça da República, aka the ‘Rossio’ – graced with bright flowers and fountains. Sweeping vistas over the surrounding plains unfold from the town’s highest point, the square fronting the cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque, while some of Portugal's standout Renaissance art is on show alongside. Viseu is also a great place to eat and drink: the reds from the surrounding Dão region are considered to be some of Portugal’s finest.
Praça de Dom Duarte is named after the Portuguese monarch born in Viseu. Several noble mansions adorn the square.