Viseu

Beirã town, belonging to the region of Dão-Lafões, Viseu tourism enchants for its hospitality and for its corners full of history. It lies on a plateau surrounded by a mountainous system constituted by the Serra da Estrela, Caramulo, Montemuro, Lapa, Leomil, plow and Lousa, and therefore the dominant colors green dos pinhais and grey granite and schist. Here you can find numerous archaeological remains which bear witness to the romanization and the medieval character of this village. It is believed, including that the famous Lusitanian leader viriathus, who defended the region against the invaders and was therefore considered one of the earliest national heroes, was a native of Viseu. Let not, then, to visit the Cava de Viriato, a vast fortified camp that functioned as a lookout and defense point for the Romans. In addition to the vast archaeological heritage, Viseu is also rich for his architectural works, for its gastronomy and handicrafts. The architectural level, highlighted by the Cathedral, to the Grão Vasco Museum, for Solar dos Condes de Prime, and to port of the Knights. Gastronomically, could point out dozens of dishes, always watered by wines of Dão-Lafões. Some of the most emblematic are the cozido à portuguesa, the spare ribs with turnip greens and olive oil bread, chouriça, the chanfana of lamb, the Church elders with pork and, for dessert, the caçoilinhas do Vouga and pastéis de Vouzela. Viseu is a welcoming land, where agriculture continues to occupy a prominent place, although in recent decades, its industry suffered a great development. It also has good hotels and catering, ready to receive visitors.

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Anta da Lameira do Fojo

Viseu

This tapir, fragmented and incomplete, has a polygonal Chamber with approximately 3.8 meters in diameter and two meters high. The two upright posts that constitute are inclined inwards, a fallen and another party. It has a hallway with seven pillars ...

Casa da Rua Dom Duarte / Paço da Torre

Viseu

According to tradition, this was the birthplace of the king Dom Duarte. In the granite building, a manuelin window topped by a coat of arms stands out.

Catedral de Santa Maria de Viseu / Sé de Viseu

Viseu

This gothic building was subject to several modifications as the time went by and thus has romanic, gothic, manuelin, manneristm renaissance, baoque and modern features. In the main façade one can view the images of Saint Mark, Saint Lucas, Saint John, Saint Mathew, Saint Teotónio and Our Lady of Assunção. A special note to the chorus chairs, the golden carvings ...

Cava de Viriato

Viseu

This garden, located near the square of the St. Mathews Fair, has an octogonal shape and is surrounded by walls and by a protection ditch. Once it was a Roman military camp. Since the 16th century, it has bem wrongly ...

Centro Histórico de Viseu

Viseu

In the centre of Viseu one can admire the beauty of its narrow streets, of its buildings of great historic and architectural value and find some shops of traditional commerce.

Hotel Palácio dos Melos

Viseu

Luxurious hotel, situated in the Centre of the city of Viseu, inserted in one of the seven gates of the wall Steven-the gate of the Sound off. Offers exquisite rooms 27, equipped with whirlpool bathtubs. Respecting the original architectural standards combines the modern and the classic with mastery. On the terraces of the hotel you get memorable views.

Hotel Príncipe Perfeito

Viseu

This hotel with 43 rooms located between Them and Seia, surrounded by large green areas, characterized by tranquility. It has a nice restaurant with outdoor terrace and bar. The hotel's stylish restaurant offers flavors of regional cuisine made with a ...

Igreja da Misericórdia de Viseu

Viseu

This rococo church, dating from the 18TH century, stands out, inside, the neoclassical, with sobriety and polychrome carving without gold. On the throne the chancel altar you can admire a statue of our Lady of mercy, 18TH century work.

Lagoa e Cascata do Troço

Viseu

This small lagoon, located in the Troço river, has a natural waterfall and offers a wild and serene landscape. On the river banks one can view the ruins of ancient oil presses and mills.

Lapa do Repilau

Viseu

This megalithic Monument is classified as a Building of Public Interest. It is composed by an enlarged polygonal chamber and by a long corridor. It doesn’t have coverage and is displays buttresses in each side.

Montebelo Viseu Congress Hotel

Viseu

Luxurious and refined Hotel located in the Centre of Viseu, offering 172 rooms modernly equipped and spacious, with King-size beds. In addition to the penthouse and a restaurant with panoramic view, offers an elegant SPA and a golf course with 27 holes to just twenty minutes from the Hotel. The list of services that it offers is extensive, but the ...

Muralha e Portas Antigas da Cidade de Viseu

Viseu

Parts of the old 1400s wall, with a special note to some parts near the Soar de Cima Door and the Cavaleiros Door, the only that still exist from a set of seven original doors. These doors have profile arches, ...

Museu de Grão Vasco

Viseu

This museum, founded in 1916, initially functioned in the Cathedral and only in 1938 did it move to the Paço dos Três Escalões. Among the many exhibited works, a special note to the paintings of Grão Vasco, that came from the Cathedral, from the Bishop's Palace of Fontelo and from churches and convents of the Beira region and the paintings ...

Parque Aquilino Ribeiro

Viseu

This ancient park, occupied since 1635 by the Capucho friars, has a peaceful and romantic atmosphere and several botanical rarities. In this park one can find the baroque church of the Ordem Terceira de São Francisco and the 1600s chapel of Our Lady of Vitórias. It has also a children's library, a tennis court, a children's playground and an area ...

Parque do Fontelo

Viseu

This 10 hectares space was originally a recreation park of bishops and high priests. Currently, it has several sports and leisure equipments, such as swimming pools, a gymnastics pavilion and a municipal stadium.

Porta dos Cavaleiros

Viseu

This granite gate, located on a wall, has a tile panel on one of the sides where one can read its name and a reference to Dom Afonso V and to its elevation to Namtional Monument. At the medieval time, ...

Praça da República

Viseu

This large square in Portuguese floor has a vast area with trees, garden benches and a cafe with a terrace. It is a lively place, one of the meeting points in Viseu. Some of the most important spots in town ...

Quinta de Baixo

Viseu

This farm, with a house dating back to the 18th century and located in the outskirts of the town, has three rooms and a garden from where one can view the Caramulo mountain.

Quinta de Villa Meã

Viseu

This space, with a rustic atmosphere that brings old days to mind, has 23 pleasant rooms.

Solar dos Condes de Prime

Viseu

This building, dating back to the 18th century and also known as Casa do Cimo da Vila (House of the Top of the Village), has a chapel with great masonry on the windows, doors and cornices. In its interior, the ...

Solar do Vinho do Dão

Viseu

This typical manor houses the Comissão Vitivinícola Regional do Dão (an organization for the Dão region wines). The building was recovered according to the exterior architecture and the decoration is modern and bold. There is a chapel by the building ...

Teatro Viriato

Viseu

This is the theatre where the major cultural events in town take place, from music and theatre to dance and poetry. There are also workshops, ateliers and temporary exhibitions. There is a bar with videos and discussions and the "Canto ...

Termas de Alcafache Spa Termal

Viseu

In the center of the Beira Alta and running since 1962, the Balneario Termas de Alcafache Sulphurous has undergone a constant growth and process improvements, always attempting to offer a higher quality and comfort. These spas are a little paradise protected from pollution and stress of cities in a 100% ecological environment. Here it is treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, rheumatic, ...

Tribunal Medieval de São Pedro de France

Viseu

According to the locals, this is the place where there used to be a court of law which sessions took place at th top of the rocks. In spite of the erosion, one can still see the signs of its ...

Viveiros de Vale de Cavalos

Viseu

This park, with a vast area with trees and no bushes, is well preserved. To enjoy the space, be it for picnics or for camping, one needs an authorization of the Forest Services.