We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

feasts in the area in August

Which Viana do Castelo hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Boston...
Level Contributor
6 posts
5 reviews
Save Topic
feasts in the area in August

Visiting the weekend of Aug16-19 and would love to hit up a feast

9 replies to this topic
Algarve, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Level Contributor
14,117 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: feasts in the area in August

Here's a link for you: vianafestas.com/pt/…romaria-sra-da-agonia

Unfortunately it's not in English but you could use Google Translate?

Lisbon, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Azores, Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
16,401 posts
55 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: feasts in the area in August

On that weekend you'll have the biggest religious and popular feast in Northern Portugal and probably in Portugal. The city will be very busy all day, lots of folkloric music, parades, a big religious procession ending at the sea, etc. So you'll hit a big feast.

Boston...
Level Contributor
6 posts
5 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: feasts in the area in August

Wow...thanks for the update....

Balbriggan, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 posts
62 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: feasts in the area in August

Refreshing the topic. We'll be in the area this year and would love to visit Viana do Castelo during the Festa, unfortunately for one day only. Reading the program and still can't decide... What day would you chose, Friday or Saturday or maybe Sunday to experience the most and get the best feeling of the Festa?

Algarve, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Level Contributor
14,117 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: feasts in the area in August

On Friday and Saturday there are fireworks.

Balbriggan, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 posts
62 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: feasts in the area in August

So Friday or Saturday then. Program for both days seems to be quite similar.

I wonder if Basilica will be open to tourists these days? I heard that you can go up to the dome.

Boston...
Level Contributor
6 posts
5 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: feasts in the area in August

I went last year for only one day and well worth it. It was so fantastic that I had to go back again!

Lisbon, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Azores, Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
16,401 posts
55 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: feasts in the area in August

Here you have info about Stª Luzia Basilica http://www.templosantaluzia.org/?page_id=915

The basilica has nothing to do with the festivities, these are located in town.

12 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: feasts in the area in August

You will be in the city in the best time of the year! You will have lots of fun all over the city. I am sure that experience will be amazing! Enjoy! :)

Reply to: feasts in the area in August
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Viana do Castelo
More Viana do Castelo Topics