The district of Viana do Castelo is in Minho Province in Portugal. It contains the city of Visano do Castelo as well as the municipality of Paredes de Coura. In Viana do Castelo, you can see the 18th century Alms House and a Renaissance-style fountain. You can also go to a Municipal Museum and wander the walls of the Castelo da Barra and its 16th century fortifications. If you can, remain in the district of Viana do Castelo and spend a weekend in the hillside town of Paredes de Coura. This small community becomes alive with world and modern Paredes de Coura culture in the summer. It is then host to what Paredes de Coura would refer to as Paredes de Coura attractions of all attractions – the Music Festival. Yet, the municipality of Paredes de Coura is more than a music festival. There are other sights to see and other things to do in the area. Paredes de Coura culture and history go back in time. There are the Neolithic walls and sites of Rio Coura. The region features stone bridges, rough stone, walls and simple churches. You can go shopping in Paredes de Coura.