Basílica de Santa Luzia

Santuário do Sagrado Coração de Jesus de Santa Luzia
Photo: Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau
Basílica de Santa Luzia


Building work on this basilica dedicated to Santa Luzia and the Sacred Heart of Jesus started in 1904, and lasted until 1959. It is the work of architect Miguel Ventura Terra, who was succeeded by Miguel Nogueira, after the death of his master in 1919.

Architecturally, it is of Romanesque-Byzantine inspiration, fitting into the revivalist architecture that marked the turn of the century. Its imposing rose windows are the largest in the Iberian Peninsula and the second largest in Europe. 

You can reach the top of the Monte de Santa Luzia by funicular (elevator), by car or by climbing the steps. This place dominates an important part of the Lima river valley and a large stretch of the seashore to the north and south of the estuary, as well as the green mountain range. This panorama has been rated by the National Geographic Magazine as the third most beautiful in the World. 




Monte de Santa Luzia, Apartado 21
4901-009 Viana do Castelo
+351 258 823 173 | +351 961 660 300

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