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Accommodation at Casa dos Costa Barros.

Viana Castelo Minho Costa Verde Portugal Casa Costa Barros Detail

Casa dos Costa Barros an elegant town house in Viana do Castelo - One of the Manor Houses of Portugal with guest accommodation

Located on one of the pedestrianised streets in this vibrant but safe city area. The surrounding pedestrianised streets have many small shops, bars, restaurants etc. at street level. The living quarters of the local community on the higher levels contain a thriving colourful community.
Manueline window. The striking architecture of Portugal celebrating the Discoveries
This 16th Century house is famous for its Manueline window, shown here, whose style of architecture celebrates the discoverers who set sail from this and other ports. This window has been classified as being of outstanding public interest.

The Costa Barros family acquired the house in 1765 and even today you are house guests of Mr and Mrs Costa Barros and you will be looked after by them and their servants.

This house is very suitable for those who do not wish to drive on the Portuguese roads since Viana has good connections by bus, coach and train to all places of interest.

25 kilometres away is the new golf course at Ponte de Lima. There is also the coastal course at Estela to the south and the 9 hole Quinta da Barca within easy reach.

The long sandy beaches of the area have the 'nortada' the Portuguese trade winds blowing along them in the afternoons keeping the climate temperate and giving enjoyment to the surfers and especially the wind surfers.

There are 10 bedrooms for guests, 8 with air conditioning. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV, radio and telephone. It is possible to sleep in the bed in which the King of Portugal slept in former times.
traditional Portuguese beds in Casa dos Costa Barros, a manor house of Portugal#
As seen in the photograph, the beds are in the traditional Portuguese design which do not have any flat surfaces so that the devil cannot land at night.

Guests are welcome to the bar and the lounge. There is also a separate breakfast room.

This house makes an excellent base for a winter break since it is centrally heated with all the city services nearby.

Viana do Castelo is approximately a one hour drive from Porto airport and this house make an attractive alternative to the hotels of Oporto for the businessman with contacts to the north of Porto.

Casa dos Costa Barros
Accommodation 1 January to 31 May 2011
1 September to 31 December 2011
1 June to 31 August 2011 (a)
Double € 70 € 70
Single € 55 € 55
Extra bed € 25
(a) Except during local festivities in August - € 90 per night
Rates are in euros and are 'per room per night' including breakfast and taxes
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