For those who travel to Viana do Castelo, this is the owner of the mountain, the “king of the hill”. Everywhere from the city or nearby you can see this Catholic Temple in honour to Saint Luzia. The construction works started in 1903 and only ended in 1943 and took 3 architects in separated phases of it’s construction. Nevertheless, the Basilica was opened to pilgrims and visitors in 1926.

The building combines many different architectural styles, among them neo-romantic, neo-gothic and Byzantine and counts as well with a balcony at the top for an amazing panoramic view and a carillon with 26 bells. If you ever go to this city, you cannot miss this!

Viana do Castelo – Portugal


Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
f3.5 opening / 1/320 sec exposure

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    great piece of architecture my man.

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  • It is in deed, the photo really doesn’t make total justice to the reality…

    – João Figueiredo

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    Very nicely captured Joao…………….it looks older than the dates suggest…………………….Joyce

  • Thanks a lot Joyce for passing by and faving my photos! Very much appreciated!

    – João Figueiredo

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Such beauty.. Well captured João

  • Thanks so much John! Allways nice to me… :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much POP’s!

    – João Figueiredo

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    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago


  • Muito obrigado Tereza! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thanks Julie both for the comment and the fave!

    – João Figueiredo

  • dher5
    dher5almost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much for taking the time to pass by!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    How beautiful this is, Joao!!!

  • Hello there Laurie! This is something… Perhaps your next destination… Thanks for all the good mood you bring!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks once again Lucinda for the nice comments and the faves! :)

    – João Figueiredo

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