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Elevador de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo

Elevador de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo.

The Elevador de Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo is a funicular dating back to 1923. Visitors can ride the elevador to Monte de Santa Luzia and its basilica, Santuário de Santa Luzia. It is the longest funicular in Portugal.


It was built thanks to the efforts of the Porto-based entrepreneur and engineer Bernardo Pinto Abrunhosa.

Totally renovated between 2005-2007 the funicular ascends 650 meters to the summit in 6-7 minutes. Walking is a 30-minute hike up hundreds of stairs.

Information & Hours

The carriage has a capacity of 24 people, 12 seated and 12 standing.

The elevator operates with the following schedule: January, February, November and December: Closed on Monday. Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

March, April, May and October: Open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. June, July, August and September: Open from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm.

€3.00 round trip; €2.00 single trip

Tel: 258 809 333

Azulejos tiles in the station at the bottom of the hill.


Places to stay in Viana do Castelo include the Hotel do Parque, a 20-minute walk (700 metres) from Viana do Castelo railway station and the luxury Axis Viana Business & Spa Hotel Viana Do Castelo. This is the city's premier hotel.

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