Viana do Castelo is located between the river Lima, the hills of the charming Alto Minho Region and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a medieval center with old neighborhoods and narrow streets with historic buildings and contemporary architecture. The heart of the city is Praça da República (Republic Square), one of the most beautiful squares in the whole country, where Dona Emília Guesthouse is located, from which you`ll have a stunning view towards to the Chafariz (fountain), the church and the Museu do Traje (Traditional Costum Museum).Viana do Castelo is also known for traditional confectionery and local cuisine. Within walking distance, on foot or by bike, you can enjoy the city’s gardens, visit the Eiffel bridge or the beach of the river Lima where you can participate in sports such as rowing, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddle, etc. A trip by a funicular allows you to visit the most important viewpoint of the city and a visit to Santa Luzia Temple (the saint of the vision), the panoramic view of the city has been classified as one of the most beautiful views in the world by National Geographic. Up on the hill of Santa Luzia you can also visit the Citânia (vestiges of a pre-Roman civilisation). In terms of beaches, whether you go north or south you will find several ones with different ecosystems and the international classification of golden flag. Along the entire coastline, which is also Caminho de Santiago (The Road to Santiago or The way of St.James), you can enjoy a walk, bike or horse tour right next to the beautiful scenery of the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches in the north of Portugal are also known for their perfect conditions for water sports such as Surfing, Bodyboarding, Long boarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Diving and Underwater Fishing, etc.