The District of Viana do Castelo is composed by numerous companies that are dedicated to the tourist animation and that provide a variety of services. Trekking along wonderful trails, kayaking down the Lima river or Minho river, climbing, canyoning, surfing, sailing, SUP, horse riding or cycling are some examples of what can be found.

At the same time, the urban area provides a variety of leisure and cultural activities. The cultural center of Viana do Castelo, located in the center of the city, is the stage of variety of musical, cultural and sporting shows. The Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda, one of the most beautiful theaters in the country, has frequently received music, theater, opera, dance and cinema shows.

Going out at night to drink a glass of wine, a beer or any other drink, in Viana do Castelo, may prove to be a real discovery. There are spaces for all styles, and it is certain that no bar closes before two o'clock in the morning.

During the year, Viana do Castelo is presented with various events such as the traditional Festas em Honra e Nossa Senhora da Agonia,  which take place in August - the largest ethnographic festival in the country that received the declaration of interest for tourism in 2013; Neopop, an international electronic music festival that attracts thousands of young people to the city in early August; festival SWR - Barroselas Metalfest, dedicated to Heavy that takes place in April.

The indications of some cultural and leisure spaces are related to the distances they occupy relative to LINK.



Museum of Costume - 140 meters

Tile Route – Início Igreja da Misericórdia – 150m

Viana do Castelo Municipal Library – 350 m

Route of Modern Architecture  – Begin at Municipal Library – 350 m

Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo - 450m

Gil Eanes Ship – 500 m

Municipal Theather of Sá de Miranda - 500m

Museum of Decorative Arts – 550m

Santiago da Barra Castle – 1100m

Citânia de Santa Luzia – 3800m

+ Scripts  cm-viana-castelo.pt/pt/roteiros-tematicos 


Marina Garden – 450 m

Cinema (station Viana Shopping) – 900m

River Beach Lima River - 1400m

Marginal of North Beach (recently renovated) - 2400m

River Walk on the Lima River - 400 m

Santa Luzia Hill (with a wonderful view) - 2600 m  

Cabedelo Beach (ideal for water sports )– 3600 m

Mariana Beach (ieal for water sports) - 11,2km



Antique Fair (1st Saturday of the month) - 350 m

Cinema Meetings of Viana do Castelo – May

Medieval Fair  – June

Book Fair – July

Alto Minho International Folklore Festival - July

Jazz in Praça da Erva – July

Craft Fair - August

More informations cm-viana-castelo.pt/pt/principais-eventos-anuais



O Poço Bar & Whine Shop – 25 m

Republica Caffé Bar – 60 m

Centro Histórico Bar( dancing bar) – 100 m

Viana Taurino Clube ( with billiards) – 170 m

Liz (toasties out of hours) – 180 m

Ribeiro's Brewers – 220 m

Double Concept Bar - Drink & Design ( academic bar )- 250 m

Girassol caffé – 350 m

Cave Avenida Bar (rock and alternative live music)- 360m

Irish Pub (live music) – 500 m





For more information about leisure activities, events or tourist activities you can go to the Viana Welcome Center, located at the bottom of the main avenue of Viana do Castelo, next to Praça da Liberdade.

Neopop Festival - Forte de Santiago da Barra, Viana do Castelo

Santuário de Santa Luzia - Viana do Castelo