Pousada Viana Do Castelo


This splendid Pousada has the extravagant, leisurely aura of an earlier era of hotels – it is in fact the result of a modern restoration of a palatial hotel dating from the early years of the 20th century. Located high on a hill above a beautiful church and next to the site of an ancient Celtic village, whose remains can still be seen, the hotel has spectacular views - the port-city of Viana do Castelo (with its many 16th-century buildings), the estuary of the Lima river and the sea. The interior is modern yet still classically elegant, Belle Époque style. Both the public spaces and the rooms are spacious, luminous and offer full comforts. The hotel has an excellent restaurant which opens on to a large terrace, a pool, a tennis court and a Spa.

How To Arrive

This Pousada is located in Viana do Castelo, 50 minutes north of Porto, on the coast.


This Pousada is a 10-minute walk from the Santuário de Santa Luzia church, and 7 km from the beach at Praia do Norte. It is not very far from the world heritage sites of Guimaraes, Braga, and the walled town of Valenca, all of which would make a marvellous day trips. For those who love nature parks, there is also Portugal’s only National Park, the Peneda Geres.


  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business centre
  • Free wireless internet access in public areas
  • 24h reception
  • Room service
  • Parking


  • Ponte de Lima 33 km - One of the oldest towns in Portugal
  • Valenca 60 km - Fortress town on the border with Spain
  • Braga 70 km - The religious capital of Portugal – sights include a 900 year old cathedral in the town centre and Bom Jesus do Monte Church
  • Baiona, Spain 70 km - Attractive coastal town with a rich maritime history and great beaches.
  • Porto 78 km - Located on the Douro river estuary, Portugal’s second city is steeped in history and is most famous for its renowned port wine.
  • Guimaraes 84 km - One of the most historic towns in Portugal, its historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Vigo, Spain 103 km - The largest city in Galicia
  • Cies Islands (accessed by ferry from Vigo and Baiona) – One of the best beaches in the world
  • Peneda de Geres National Park 50km - Portugal’s only national park
  • Pontevedra, Spain 120 km - A beautiful ancient town and medieval port
  • Santiago de Compostela, Spain 185 km - This historic old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and houses the shrine of St James the Apostle. It is the destination of the Camino de Santiago, a famous Catholic pilgrimage route
  • Beaches nearby
  • Golf nearby

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Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – from € 110.00 / night

CLASSIC FAMILY – from € 110.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – from € 110.00 / night

SUPERIOR FAMILY – from € 121.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – from € 139.00 / night

SPECIAL SUITE – from € 153.00 / night

LARGE FAMILY – from € 211.00 / night