Cultural Tour of the City of Viseu — Visit to the Historical Center of Viseu and the Grão Vasco Museu
DATE: MAY 31st, 2019 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (after closing of session 2 of the Congress)
The beautiful city of Viseu is located in the Center of Portugal and, over the centuries, has always
played a preponderant role in the history of the country.
The region of Viseu was the center of the resistance of the Lusitanians against the Roman invaders and, as testimony of this, is the figure of the legendary warrior Viriato, hero of the resistance lusitana. One of the main places to visit in Viseu, Cava de Viriato, is precisely associated with the figure and legend of the chief of the Lusitanians.
But Viseu has so much more to see and visit. The city is full of churches, museums, monuments
and parks that are worthy of your visit. In addition, it has a very well preserved historical center,
of which the Rossio is one of its main points of interest.
There will also be a visit to the Grão Vasco National Museum which is installed in the building of the Palace of the Three Steps, next to the Cathedral of Viseu, where the former seminary was held. The highlight of the collection goes to the remarkable collection of altarpiece paintings from the cathedral, churches from the region and deposits from other museums, by the Portuguese painter Vasco Fernandes, known as Grão Vasco.
Those interested should complete the specific application form for the social program at the Congress secretariat.
Dinner — Conviviality
- LOCATION: Restaurante Santa Luzia
- PRICE: € 25 (Registration required)
- DATE: 31 de maio 2019 – 20h30
It will be a privileged moment of conviviality among the participants of the congress and that will be accompanied by a musical moment (To be defined).