Viana Travel Guide

  • Viana
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Viana Things to Do

  • Casa Consistorial

    Casa Consistorial or City Hall occupies small palace built in the end of XVII century. It satiated right in front of western portal of the church Santa Maria de Viana.

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  • Ruins of San Pedro

    Church of San Pedro was built in XIII century that’s why its architecture is expressively Gothic. Then it saw several reconstructions in XVII century and we see some baroque and neo-classical elements as the results. Unfortunately this church was badly damaged during Peninsular War of 1808-1813 and during First Carlist war of 1833-1840. As the...

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  • Ruins of San Pedro/Interiors

    That’s a pity what such big church collapsed. But even its ruins are looking very magnificently. Ruins are worth to get in and spend there some time in silence. Ruins are opened for public and visitors allowed to take photos and videos.

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  • Ruins of San Pedro/Frescos

    In the ruins of San Pedro you will find one chapel where big fragments of frescos painted in XVII century survived till nowadays despite all odds. Ruins are opened for public and visitors allowed to take photos and videos.

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  • Church of Santa Maria de Viana.

    Church of Saint Mary of Viana was built between 1250 and 1312 in Gothic style and was reconstructed in XVI and XVIII centuries. Its robust structure and strategic position at the centre of the hill turned it into a defensive stronghold until the times of Carlist Wars in XIX century.At the base of the doorway is the slab of Cesare Borgia, the...

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  • Church of Santa Maria de Viana. Southern...

    Southern portal of the church is its most splendid part. It was created in first half of XVI century in typical for that time style of Plateresco. You can take a sit in local café just in front of the portal and enjoy wonderful view.

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  • Santa María de Viana. Details of...

    Church of Santa María de Viana. Details of Southern PortalAmong the details of southern portal the most interesting for me are two bas-relieves showing groups of cavalrymen of XVI century. These figures of horsemen are excellent sours of information on cavalry and cavalrymen of that period. At others panel made in Plateresco stile you will be able...

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  • Gate of San Felice

    Gate of San Felice or Saint Felix were built in XVII century and situated in the western part of the city. Pilgrims use this gate as exit from Viana. Traditionally on the back side of the gate is special niche with the statue of Saint Felix who is protector of that gate.

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  • Gate of Trinidad

    For last five hundred years or more all pedestrians and pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela enter a city of Viana through gate of Trinidad. Special banner reminding that Cesare Borgia died here in 1507 was put over the gate in 2007. When you get in the city have a look at the internal side of the gate and you will Holy Trinity, Father, Son...

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  • Viana - founded in 1219

    The town of Viana was founded in 1219 and it was granted the rights of a town in 1630 and even a historic title was granted to it: „Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Viana Cabeza del Principado de Navarra" What-ever that means it sounds very good and you can see the former wealth of this town in lots of buildings in the old town of Viana. Nowadays Viana...

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  • the entrance-gate to San Pedro

    The main entrancegate to the former Cistercian monastery San Pedro is the only part of the building that was almost not damaged in 1844, when the rest of the church and the monastery had collapsed. Take some time to see these great details and dont miss to take a look inside the church-ruins as well !

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  • The ruins of the church San Pedro

    At the westend of the old city of Viana you will find these giant ruins of the church of the former Cistercian monastery San Pedro, that collapsed in 1844. These ruins are dating back to the 13th century and they are open for visitors all day.You will find some interesting frescoes there !

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  • The tomb of Cesare Borgia

    Inside the church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion Cesare Borgia was buried first in 1507 in a marble-tomb in front of the main altar, but Alonso de Castilla Zúniga, bishop of Calahorra, had this tomb destoyed in 1527 and take the remains of Cesare to a place, where "people and animals will step on it". In 1945 his sceleton was found accidentially and...

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  • The interior of Santa María de la...

    Dont miss to take a look inside the church of Santa María de la Asunción in Viana: the oldest parts of the church are dating back to the 13th century, so it was built in gothic style, but nowadays you will also find a lot of works of art and decorations in baroque style there, dating back to the 17th century.During the day the church is locked, but...

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  • Santa María de la Asunción

    Santa María de la Asunción is the name of the main church of Viana, right in the centre of the town and it is dating back to the 13th century. This church has some interesting details in its facade, but it is also worth seeing from inside !Unfortunately this church is closed most time of the day, but at least they open 1 hour before the...

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Viana Hotels

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  • Palacio De Pujadas

    "Palacio De Pujadas" is an excellent 4-star hotel and I stayed there 2 nights, because all of the...

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  • Hotel Husa Las Canas

    Ctra Logrono Mendavia NA134 Km 96'5, Viana, Navarra, 31230, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Viana Restaurants

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    "Palacio De Pujadas": a great restaurant for peregrinos

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Hotel "Palacio De Pujadas" is a great 4-star-hotel, but they also serve a dinner for peregrinos / pilgrims every day at around 07.00pm. No deed to stay in that hotel in order to enjoy this special dinner !!!

    Favorite Dish: "Menu de Peregrinos" is always a dinner with 3 courses and for each course you can choose from various dishes on a list. Half a litre of red wine and water is included as well in the total price of 12,50 Euros.
    That is a bit more than the 8-10 euros that you pay normally, but take a look at the great ambiente, white tablecloth and cloth-napkins etc.

    My last 3 pictures: the breakfastbuffet for hotel-guests !

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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Viana Transportation

  • Walking to Viana.

    There are different ways how to get Viana. There is local airport of Logrono and you can arrive here by airplane from Madrid. You can arrive by bus from Logrono or Pamplona. But majority of visitors are the pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela and they arrive here on their own feet. Some of them come from Pamplona, some from Saint Jean Pied de Port...

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  • Walking from Viana

    Pilgrims are passing through the city of Viana and continue their way from Viana, Navarre to Logrono, La Rioja. If Church of Santa Maria greets them when they enter Viana, ruins of San Pedro church wish them good luck and “Buen Camino” when they are leaving the city. If you have a look at old photo you will find they one hundred years ago belfry of...

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  • Take the bus along the Camino

    Yes, there is a busline as well that follows almost all of the Camino, sometimes quite close and sometimes in a short distance of maybe 3-4km. So you will always be able to make a break from hiking and can still follow the Camino in a much easier way than to hike in the rain or what-ever.Buses are very cheap in Spain, and they have funny prices...

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Viana Sports & Outdoors

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    Plaza El Coso

    by Oleg_D. Written Feb 16, 2015

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    Plaza El Coso is just a big square in small city of Viana with a field to play mini football. It surrounded by the buildings and some of them were built in XVII century.
    Address: Plaza El Coso, Viana

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    • Historical Travel
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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