Saturday, 3 August 2013

Viana do Castelo,Portugal
Viana do Castelo  is a municipality and seat of the Viana do Castelo District in the Norte Region of Portugal. The city proper has 36,14 bitants and the municipality has a total population of 91,238 inhabitants (2006) over a total area of 318.6 km².
It is located at the mouth of the Lima River.
King Afonso III of Portugal founded the town in 1253 in the name of Viana. In the 16th century, its port gained great importance as one of the main ports from which Portuguese explorers set sail, due to the discoveries. The most remarkable buildings in the town are from this era. Its traditional folklore is among the richest in the country.


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