4 days in Viana do Castelo District Itinerary

4 days in Viana do Castelo District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Viana do Castelo District vacation planner

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Ponte de Lima
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Ponte de Lima

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Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Explore Ponte de Lima's surroundings by going to Valenca (Capela do Bom Jesus & Capela de Misericordia de Valenca do Minho.), Granaries of Lindoso (in Ponte da Barca) and Soalheiro (in Melgaco). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Romana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, take some stellar pictures from Santo Ovidio Viewpoint, and make a trip to Largo de Camoes.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ponte de Lima online trip itinerary planner.

Porto to Ponte de Lima is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponte de Lima. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ponte de Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo District travel guide

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Churches · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Encompassing the lush area surrounding the estuary of the Lima River, Viana do Castelo District spreads over such idyllic landscapes that early Roman legions who conquered the area in the first century CE thought they had arrived in heaven. Mistaking Lima for Lethe, the mythical river of forgetfulness, the soldiers refused to cross the water until one of their commanders charged ahead and ordered the troops forward. Today, tourists include this district on their itineraries because of its picturesque countryside and eponymous capital city, packed with historical buildings dating back to the 16th century. A sightseer's paradise, the seaside city delights tourists wishing to enrich their holiday with a little history and culture.