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Viana do Castelo in Black and White

The Atlantic Sea plays a very important role in Portugal’s history and culture. In Minho, the pleasant weather and aged villages result in the perfect combination. The moment I return to my country, this is the city that I want to live in: Viana do Castelo.

This city is too perfect to describe through words so I decided to honor it with a “soneto”.

Photo by -alia-

Surrounded by a green humming mountain
We find a historical and enchanted city
Its streets lead to a square with a fountain
And sounds remember an old ditty

The granite façades with tiles
Can tell us magical and beautiful stories
Interesting details give us smiles
They tell us about great glories

A city of lovers Sea and River
Lost in time and eternal love
When they kiss reflects silver

Nostalgic tradition in black and white
Colored craftwork and tasty cooking
This is a little of Viana do Castelo’s sight

Charlie Chaplin would love this city, certainly.

written by -alia-


  1. onexceptothers

    Waw ! Amazing review as well as great pictures ! I know this city very well, Indeed that's the hometown of my mother. I spent every of my childhood's summer holidays there :)Your pictures did brought a lot of memories, thank you.
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  2. -alia-


    @onexceptothers thanks a lot! Really appreciated! Viana is a special place and i love to see that some people know what i mean =)

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  3. artichekt


    You made me really curious to visit this place!! ;-)

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  4. -alia-


    @artichekt ;·) you should be curious and you should visit Viana!

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  5. artichekt


    :-D Not without a competent guide! ;-)

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