Braga District
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Portugal: Braga Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Portugal: Braga Cathedral Entry Ticket

Visit Portugal's historical Braga Cathedral and benefit from a combi ticket that gives you access to its three beautiful chapels, the choir room, and the treasure museum, which contains valuable pieces of sacred artifacts. Admire the architecture of a church with more than 900 years of history. Since June 23rd of 1910 Braga Cathedral has been considered a Portuguese National Monument. The Braga Cathedral was the first Portuguese Cathedral to be built even before Portugal was considered a country. Its construction began at the end of the XI century by Bishop D. Pedro and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary on August 28, 1089.  Explore the Cathedral’s treasure museum where you will be able to marvel at pieces of sacred and valuable art. Additionally, get access to the Kings, S. Geraldo, and Glory Chapels as well as the Choir.

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Portugal: Braga Private-Tour

2. Portugal: Braga Private-Tour

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation in either Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia. Here, your friendly and informative guide will be waiting to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set-off on your adventure, a journey through the ancient city of Braga.   During your 4-hour visit to this famous, religious city, you will visit the attraction known as the Triangle of Faith. The Triangle of Faith comprises the Cathedral, the Triangle Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. Visit the Braga Cathedral, characterized and famous for its different architectural styles, blending Roman, Manueline and Baroque. This Cathedral is considered one of the most important Romanesque Temples in the country and is also the oldest. Next, visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, a famous structure known for its central theme - the sacred road. Numerous chapels line the endless staircase, representing each station. This religious monument is also a truly romantic and relaxing place, with stunning views of the city. Lastly, you will explore the sanctuary of Sameiro, the second largest sanctuary in devotion to the Virgin Mary in Portugal. Marvel at the structure's architectural form before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your accommodation to complete your journey. 

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Braga: Full-Day Historical Tour with Transport

3. Braga: Full-Day Historical Tour with Transport

This millennial city carries remains from the Neolithic era, and has been in non–stop use since the Iron Age and gained greater importance when the Romans founded it, in 16 B.C. Discover the different layers of the ever–present history and how it all fits into one of the cities in Europe with the youngest population and innovative new businesses. Head through medieval streets that open up to renaissance squares, and enjoy baroque façades next to contemporary buildings. You will, of course, taste some of Braga's best traditional delicacies, then move on to the outskirts for a visit to impressive monuments including Bom Jesus.

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Braga: 2–Hour Express Tour

4. Braga: 2–Hour Express Tour

In just 2 hours, drive around Braga to make sure you see all the main monuments and go to Bom Jesus, where you can try the hydraulic elevator and relax in the esplanade with the best views of the city. It also includes pick-up and drop-off in your accommodation or any other spot of your choice, so it couldn't be easier! Ride around with a local and get great tips while learning the history of Braga, come rain or shine, whether you just arrived or you don't want to leave without a taste of the city.

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Braga: 4–Hour Walking Tour

5. Braga: 4–Hour Walking Tour

In half a day, get to know the essential Braga. Explore the Bracara Augusta the Romans founded in 16 A.D., discovering all the markings of the 2000 years of history. Get to know museums and monuments, façades that register the city's evolution, squares that set the pace of the dwellers of one of the most dynamic cities of Europe. Wander inside the medieval streets of the city centre and discover its unique details. Hear the stories and curiosities that made Braga such a unique city and disocver how and where to eat like a local so you can fully enjoy this city.

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Barcelos: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

6. Barcelos: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

Old City of Legends, Barcelos holds important references of Portuguese identity, such as the Rooster of Barcelos, the Fair Week, the artist Rosa Ramalho, and typical crafts. With a unique beauty, Barcelos is the destination to visit because of its importance to the arts, history, and culture of Portugal. On this half-day tour, visit the medieval bridge of Barcelos and the Bom Jesus Church of the Holy Cross which dates from the 16th century and was erected, according to the legend, following the miraculous appearance of a Cross through the soil in Barcelos. Finally, have the opportunity to see the famous Barcelos Tower where you can enjoy the art of Barcelos and even buy that small but so appreciated souvenir.

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Braga: 4–Hour Outskirts Tour

7. Braga: 4–Hour Outskirts Tour

This tour offers a unique view of the history of Braga and enables you to experience monuments and nature. Start by visiting a wonderful Visigothic chapel, in a complex with a variety of elements from different ages. Then, the enormous Tibães Monastery tells you its story and that of the region through its impressive church, buildings and gardens. Finally, Bom Jesus welcomes you in its stairway, where the historical hydraulic elevator will transport you to the fabulous sanctuary and viewpoint.

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What people are saying about Braga District

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We enjoyed a terrific day tour to Braga with our guide Pedro. Pedro was super engaging, easy to converse with and extremely knowledgeable about all things Portugal including Braga history and the wonderful sights we experienced there representing Roman times to Portuguese rule. The SUV was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the trip each way was 1 hour from Porto. I highly recommend this tour, you will love it!

Very professional but with a great personal touch. We loved the sites that were visited. The Sao Martinho monastery is impressive.

Well cared for and a great guide. Seen and learned a lot about Braga