Church and Castle of Viana do Alentejo

Discover the Church and Castle of Viana do Alentejo, in the vicinity of Évora, Portugal.

Castelo de Viana do Alentejo
Castelo de Viana do Alentejo 
© Celestino Manuel

The Castle of Viana do Alentejo is located around 31 kilometres in the South to Évora, in the region of the AlentejoPortugal.

It is a pentagonal-shaped Gothic in style castle that was refurbished in the 5th century, when the battlements were strengthened. Its fortified walls have a watchtower in each one of its corners. The arcade is adorned with rustic capitals shaped like animals (turtle, lion,...).

Igreja de Viana do Alentejo Church
Igreja de Viana do Alentejo Church
© Celestino Manuel

There is a beautiful Mudejar-Manueline church inside it, crowned by conic bell towers and merlons. Its Manueline in style facade has a small column of Solomon that works as a mullion of the arches located among two candelabrum-shaped pillars. The small column holding the tympanum is adorned with flowers and a cross-medallion, with Portugal’s crest above it.

Its gable is made up by a twisted cord finishing as a pinnacle flanked by two armillary spheres.

The interior is adorned with 17th century tiles, located only at the base of the walls. The main chapel has a beautiful Christ on it.

Next to here you will find the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora D'Aires, that is also worth to visit.

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Viana do Alentejo, Évora, Portugal.

Opening hours:

From the 1st October until the 31st May from 9H30 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h30. From the 1st April until the 30th September from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 15h00 to 19h00.


(+351) 266 769 450



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