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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  • Beautiful Cathedral, where you can visit the grave of Prince Afonso, and parents of Afonso Henrique. For those who like history worth
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  • Beautiful Cathedral of majestic style, blend of Roman Baroque, preceding the Foundation of Portugal situated in the old village of Braga, worthy of a visit.
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  • Main church of the capital of Christianity, linda to visit not only the Cathedral as the whole city, Linda
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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.