12 Sights in Braga, Portugal (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Braga, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Braga, Portugal.

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1. Balneário Pré-Romano de Bracara

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The Pre-Roman Spa of Bracara or Pre-Roman Spa of CP Station, is located in the city of Braga, more specifically in the new Railway Station, or in a historical context, it was located 300 m from the (future) wall of the Roman city of Bracara Augusta. It was discovered during the excavations of the new Braga train station. It is about 4 m long x 2 m wide, and according to archaeologists it was built during the pre-Roman period in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Wikipedia: Balneário Pré-Romano de Bracara (PT)

2. Totus Tuus

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Totus Tuus

Totus tuus is a Latin greeting which was routinely used to sign off letters written in Latin, meaning "all yours", often abbreviated as "t.t.". In recent history Totus tuus was used by Pope John Paul II as his personal motto to express his personal Consecration to Mary based on the spiritual approach of Louis de Montfort and the Mariology in his works. The pontiff explained the meaning further in his 1994 book Crossing the Threshold of Hope where he defines it as not only an expression of piety but also of devotion that is deeply rooted in the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity.

Wikipedia: Totus Tuus (EN)

3. Castro do Monte de Santa Marta das Cortiças

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The Archaeological Station of Santa Marta das Cortiças is located at the top of Mount Falperra, 3 km from Braga, in the parish of Esporões, municipality of Braga, in Portugal. It consists of important vestiges from various eras, a fortified fort, a Paleochristian basilica, a Suebi palace and a medieval castle. In addition to a chapel, built by D. Diogo de Sousa in 1520. It has been classified as a Property of Public Interest since October 20, 1955.

Wikipedia: Castro do Monte de Santa Marta das Cortiças (PT), Heritage Website Sipa

4. Capela de São Frutuoso

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The Chapel of São Frutuoso, also known as the Chapel of São Frutuoso of Montélios or the Chapel of São Salvador of Montélios, is a pre-Romanesque chapel in the civil parish of Real, municipality of Braga. It is part of group of religious buildings that include the Royal Church, and originally built by the Visigoths in the 7th century, in the form of a Greek cross. Since 1944, it has been classified as a National Monument.

Wikipedia: Chapel of São Frutuoso (EN), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

5. Arco da Porta Nova

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The Arch of the New Gate, is a Baroque and Neoclassical arch, designed by André Soares in the late 18th century, in the civil parish of Sé, municipality of Braga, in northern Portugal. The triumphal arch which decorates the western entrance to the medieval wall of the city, was opened in 1512 and traditionally used to present the city's keys to dignitaries and celebrities.

Wikipedia: Arco da Porta Nova (EN)

6. Fonte do Ídolo

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Fonte do Ídolo

The Fountain of the Idol is a Roman fountain located in the civil parish of São José de São Lázaro, in the municipality of Braga, northern Portugal. Located in the former territory of the Callaici Bracari, the granite rock fountain/spring has Latin inscriptions, dedicated to the Gallaecian and Lusitanian gods Tongoenabiagus and Nabia.

Wikipedia: Fountain of the Idol (EN), Heritage Website

7. Torre de Menagem do Castelo Medieval de Braga

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Torre de Menagem do Castelo Medieval de BragaK. Kendall from Portland, OR, USA / CC BY 2.0

Castle of Braga is a historical fortification and defensive line encircling the city of Braga. While, in fact, the only remains of this structure are the various gates and towers along its perimeter, the main keep tower, located in the civil parish of São João do Souto, is the only true remnant of the medieval castle.

Wikipedia: Castle of Braga (EN)

8. Palácio do Raio

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The Palace of Raio is a Baroque era residence in the urbanized area of the municipality of Braga, in the civil parish of São José de São Lázaro. It is an example of the late Baroque, early Rococo style of decoration by Portuguese architect André Soares, notable for his influence in the northern Baroque movement.

Wikipedia: Raio Palace (EN)

9. Capela de São Miguel-o-Anjo

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Capela de São Miguel-o-Anjo

The Chapel of São Miguel-o-Anjo is located in the parish of Maximinos, in the city of Braga. It was originally built in the early eighteenth century, in the Carvalheiras area, near the Cathedral of Braga and was the place where the archbishops vested themselves to make their solemn entry into the Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Capela de São Miguel-o-Anjo (PT)

10. Sé Catedral de Santa Maria Maior

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The Cathedral of Braga is a Roman Catholic church in the northern city of Braga, Portugal. Due to its long history and artistic significance, it is also one of the most important buildings in the country. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Braga and of the Primate Archbishop of Portugal and Spain.

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11. Igreja da Lapa

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The Church of Lapa is located in the parish of São João do Souto, in the historic center of the city of Braga, in the district of the same name, in Portugal. It is located in the Arcade building, in Praça da República.

Wikipedia: Igreja da Lapa (Braga) (PT)

12. Pelourinho de Braga

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Pelourinho de Braga snitrom / CC BY 2.5

The Pillory of Braga is a 15th-century sculpted stone column with symbolic political, administrative and judicial significance, located in the civil parish of Maximinos, Sé e Cividade, municipality of Braga.

Wikipedia: Pillory of Braga (EN)


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