Hotels in Viseu

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    The city of Viseu is the capital of the Portuguese province of Beira Alta. It is on the bank of the Rio Pavia, and in the centre of the Dao wine region. This is a lovely place to spend a vacation or to come for just a weekend. Viseu has historical significance. There was a Roman settlement here, and nearby are the ruins of the camp made by the Lusitanians who rebelled against Roman rule. Viseu was also the home of the great Portuguese painter Grao-Vasco. His work can be seen in the Museu de Grao-Vasco, one of Portugals most important art galleries. The Museu de Almeida Moreira is another excellent art gallery. Guests staying in Viseu hotels can stroll the narrow old streets and see Renaissance mansions and palaces. The Praca de Republica is a good place to start. There is a 12th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral called the Se. Also of interest are the Baroque churches Igreja de Sao Francisco and Igreja da Misericordia. Hotels in Viseu cater to all travel budgets, from the expensive to the bargain rate. For information on discount hotels, Viseu cheap hotels, hostels and other low cost accommodations, please go to