| Share
 

Viseu

Viseu (vēzāˈō) [key], town (1991 pop. 20,589), capital of Viseu dist. and Beira Alta, N central Portugal. The town has agricultural-processing and textile industries. It is famous for its wine. It was founded by the Romans, captured by the Moors (893), and retaken (1058) from the Moors by Ferdinand I of Castile. Noteworthy are a cathedral of mixed style, remains of ancient fortifications, and a museum.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Viseu from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Spanish and Portuguese Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring