One of the essential visits
One of the essential visits in Viana is the Basilica of Santa Luzia, it's in a natural setting on a hill 300 meters above sea level, there's also a gazebo, an Iron Age fort and a recreational area. You can hop in the car, but the quick, convenient and fun way is to take the Funicular de Santa Luzia (the "elevator"). The funicular station is on Avenida 25 de Abril, in the vicinity of the Hospital. Watch out, as you have to take into account the uneven terrain, the funicular is on high ground just behind the railway station. To get there two methods: a (free) lift on the platform of the train station and cross a metal bridge that crosses over the tracks, or go through inside the Viana Shopping.