Viana do Castelo Off The Beaten Path

  • looking south
    looking south
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  • fishing on the beach
    fishing on the beach
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  • Afife beach looking north
    Afife beach looking north
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    Beautiful Beach of Afife

    by angiebabe Written Jun 27, 2007

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    sunset over excellent coffee
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    7 kilometres north of Viana is the beautiful beach of Afife as recommended for visiting in our Rough Guide to Portugal guide book!

    we spent about an hour on the beach here relaxing after a day around the streets of Viana and the market, the fortress and then the church up on the hill - so we enjoyed just lounging around on the sand and up at the beachside cafe with excellent coffee and sunset above the waves!!

    Then as my guidebook recommended we drove back onto the main road and a few seconds to the other side to try an apartment complex for pricing and availability which was very appealing to us - 2 bedroom apartment for 3 of us with breakfast for 50 euro! so we stayed there! Certainly more comfortable than our atmospheric night on the boat!

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    Visit Caminha

    by ncfg Written May 1, 2007

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    About 17 minutes ride by train you can reach Caminha.
    Once a strong riverport, the ancient fortress town of Caminha is almost surrounded by water. Proudly situated opposite Spain at the mouth of the enchanting River Minho, it has been inhabited since Celtic and Roman times. Once there you can enjoy THE Caminha's Gothic parish church, Igreja Matriz and in the main square there are 15th-century battlemented buildings.
    From Caminha you can take a ride in ferryboat just for 1,20 euros (two way ticket) to the nearby village Camposancos in Galicia - Spain, there aren’t much to see but you can enjoy great beaches there.

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    Arcos de Valdevez

    by ncfg Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Arcos de Valdevez is a small town not far from Ponte de Lima. Now with the new IC28 motorway in 10 minutes i can reach it by car.
    It is a charming town with great views, monuments and a beautiful river that names the town the river Vez, a river with crystalline waters.

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    Ponte de Lima

    by ncfg Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Ponte de Lima is a small town in the picturesque province of Minho, 25 km east of Viana do Castelo. The motorway linking Porto to Spain passes nearby the town.

    This beautiful small town is named after the bridge that crosses the River Lima (Ponte de Lima literally means Lima bridge).

    In Ponte de Lima you will find great food and wine and amazing landscapes.
    You can enjoy feasts fairs and festivals, the most important are The New Fair (Feiras Novas ) and the Vaca das Cordas tradition.

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    Igreja da Senhora da Agonia

    by Redang Written Oct 28, 2007

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    Igreja da Senhora da Agonia /Viana do Castelo, Por
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    I'd consider this Igreja/Church out of the touristy visits. I have the impression that just a few people have visited it. It's not far from the centre, not at all, but...

    Address: Rua de Monserrate.

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    Access to the beach

    by ncfg Updated Aug 4, 2004

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    Amorosa village, (the name of the village and the same for the beach) have several accesses to the beach. On my pic you can see a wooden path that leads to the beach.

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    Amorosa Beach

    by ncfg Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Amorosa Beach

    Not far from Viana do Castelo City , in Amorosa, you can find a lovely beach.
    You can surf, there are great waves!

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    This is another artifitial...

    by acilina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is another artifitial lake, the Vilarinho da Furnas. These is completely wilde, no houses, no boats and it's forbiden to swimm. Just admire the nature!

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