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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  • the place is certainly something to visit when you're in Braga, and we took the combined ticket. So we started in the cathedral, with a quite impressive interior, and proceeded to the choir, with the ...  more »
  • Went there on a sundaymorning. Nearly missed it because we didn't see the church entrance because we were coming from the rear street where there is a small museum but you must first go to the main en...  more »
  • Enjoyed this visit. Interesting cathedral and grounds. Worth a visit, with the interior and grounds paceful and calm.  more »
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  • It's awesome here. This church is big and delacated. Only cost you 2 Europes for the ticket. Worth of it.
  • Really nice church! If you'll be in Braga definitely must visit this place!
  • The city's cathedral. Nice building with some ancient ruins inside.
  • Braga city of churches and chapels, but Catedral remains the most beautiful and impressive .
  • Great historical cathedral in Braga. The neighborhood has several large churches, so don't just visit the cathedral. Everything is within walking distance.

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Where to stay in Braga

Make the most of thousands of years worth of history in Braga by staying in a hotel in the city's celebrated town core. An array of mid-range hotels are wedged in among its winding streets and secluded squares; many of these feature decent rates and easy walking access to nearly all of Braga's popular sights. You can also opt for an apartment rental or guesthouse, most of which are offered by local residents to visitors, to get a similar old-town experience with a bit more privacy and independence. For some peace and quiet away from the tourist crowds, reserve a spot at the nearby monastery.
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