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  • 1 Bom Jesus do Monte Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    N103 P - 4700 Braga

    The Baroque staircase of Bom Jesus is one of Portugal's most famous monuments. It represents the Northern Baroque style, carved from austere grey granite, enhanced by the whiteness of walls base coated with lime. The construction, executed over the c..

  • 2 Upper Cavado Valley Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    P - Braga

    Above Braga, between the serras of Gerês (to the north) and Cabreira and do Barroso (to the south), is the rocky valley of the River Cavdo and that of its tributary the Rabagão. Numerous dams hold back their deep-blue waters. Heading upriver there ar..

  • 3 Monte Sameiro Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    N309 P - 4700 Braga

    Very busy place of pilgrimage, the mound is crowned with a marriage sanctuary (late 19C early 20C). Inside the church (in front of a room filled with ex-votos), a staircase with 265 steps leads to the lantern of the cupola (at a height of 613 m) from..

  • 4 Cathedral (Sé) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    L.go D. Joäo Pecullar P - 4700 Braga

    This magnificent church was built over several centuries. All that remains of the original Romanesque structure influenced by Cluny architecture is the south portal and arching of the main portal ornamented with scenes from the Story of Renart. The i..

  • 5 Biscainhos museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. dos Biscainhos P - 4700 Braga

    This 17 and 18C palace, which has painted ceilings ornamented with stuccoes and walls covered with azulejos, is decorated with foreign or Portuguese furniture from the same period, carpets from Arraiolos, Portugese silverware and glass and porcelain ..

  • 6 São Frutuoso de Montélios chapel Interesting

    Religious buildings

    N 201 P - 4700 Braga

    Situated on one of the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela, this Visigoth chapel, built in the 7C was included in the 18C São Francisco church. It was partly demolished by the Moors, then rebuilt in the 11C. It has a Greek Cross arrangement and ..

  • 7 Citânia de Briteiros

    Archaeological and historical sites

    P - 4700 Braga

    These ruins of a city dating back to the Iron Age (8-4 BC) are located on a mound at a height of 337m. Protected by three high ring walls, the mound used to be 250 metres long and 150 metres wide with 150 huts, two of which were reconstructed by arch..

  • 8 Serra da Falperra

    Nature and gardens

    Via de Falperra P - 4700 Braga

    In this small Serra, Santa Maria Madalena church is set out on a wooded slope. It was built by an architect who is also credited with the Casa do Raio at Braga. Admire its curious rococo style façade (18C) which is completely devoid of straight lines..

  • 9 Antigo Paço Episcopal

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hôtel de Ville P - 4700 Braga

    Comprised of three buildings from the 14, 17 and 18C, the former Episcopal palace today houses a very rich library that shelves books from the 9C. The reading room has an attractive, gilded coffered-ceiling. The medieval north wing of the overlooks t..

  • 10 Capela dos Coimbras

    Religious buildings

    L.go São João do Souto P - 4700 Braga

    Built in the 16C and adjoining an 18C church, the chapel has a Manueline style crenellated tower ornamented with statues. Not far away, la Casa dos Coïmbras, from the same period, has a beautiful portal and Manueline style windows.

  • 11 Fonte do Pelicano

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hôtel de Ville P - 4700 Braga

    Situated in front of the town hall, this is a beautiful Baroque fountain whose jets of water are spouted by a pelican and bronze cupids.

  • 12 Casa das Gelosias

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. São Marco 41 P - 4700 Braga

    This is a curious 17C house which is named after its Arab style grilles and slatted blinds.

  • 13 Santa Cruz Church

    Religious buildings

    R. do Anjou P - 4700 Braga

    This is a 17C Baroque mannerist style church. You will be surprised by the profusion of gilt-wood furnishings inside.

  • 14 Palacio do Raio

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. São Lazaro P - 4700 Braga

    The Palace of the Sun or the Mexican House is an 18C residence with a rusticated Baroque façade covered in blue azulejos. The window frames are in carved granite.

  • 15 Capela da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França

    Religious buildings

    P - 4700 Braga

    This chapel's interior is embellished with beautiful azulejos by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes. You can also see a Baroque throne chair in gilded wood.

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