Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, Braga
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One of the most significant sites in the city, Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga is renowned for its artistic contributions and historical importance. Though the original structure was built in the 12th century, the cathedral has been greatly changed since. Today, you will see the church's combination of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, and Baroque styles. View the main chapel of the apse, built by architect Joao de Castilho in 1509, as well as the striking towers and the Madonna statue, which was created in the early 1500s as well. Step inside, walk through the entrance gallery, take in the cathedral's gorgeous interiors, and pay a visit to the Cathedral Treasure, a museum of precious, sacred art. Arrange your visit to Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga and discover more family-friendly attractions in Braga using our Braga family vacation planner.
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  • Portugal's oldest Cathedral, presents a great altar and we lose by his nooks. I just think it's inappropriate, they charged us for visiting the Church.
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  • Magnificent cathedral, very original, take a guide who will show three splendid and original chapels as well as the floor of the great organ (4000 tubes). Visiting the Cathedral 2euros, guide 2 more.
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  • For believers and non-believers, a spectacular Baroque, well maintained that worth a long contemplation.
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  • Beautiful historical building in the central area of the town. It is one of the oldest standing Portuguese buildings, fact that gave origin to a saying. Unfortunately there is not much on local information.
  • Great historical cathedral in Braga. The neighborhood has several large churches, so don't just visit the cathedral. Everything is within walking distance.
  • Amazing, must go beauty
  • One of the main attractions in Braga. Paid 5€ to access the cathedral, guided tour and museum. For me the museum was the less interesting. The superior level of the cathedral is amazing with those 5k pipes.
  • Another beautiful place in Braga, attached with it a theater used for performances in events like Braga Romana.