10 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 10 sights are available in Braga, Portugal.

Sightseeing Tours in Braga

1. Totus Tuus

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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)

2. Parque da Ponte

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Parque da Ponte

Parque da Ponte, or Parque de São João da Ponte, is an urban park in the city of Braga, Portugal. The park, located at the end of Avenida da Liberdade, is divided into four parts, the outer part, the inner part, the Ponte Sports Complex and the Ponte Campsite. The park is bordered to the north by the East River and Avenida Dr Francisco Pires Gonçalves, to the east and south by Monte do Picoto and Avenida do Estádio, to the west by the Braga and East River Exhibition Park.

Wikipedia: Parque da Ponte (PT)

3. Castro do Monte de Santa Marta das Cortiças

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Castro do Monte de Santa Marta das Cortiças

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, Portugal. It consists of important remains from various eras, a castro, a paleo-Christian 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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Arco da Porta Nova

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 Castelo medieval de Braga

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Torre de Menagem 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. 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.

Wikipedia: Braga Cathedral (EN), Heritage Website Sipa

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, city of Braga. It was originally built in the early eighteenth century, in the area of Carvalheiras, near the Cathedral of Braga and was the place where the archbishops dressed to make their solemn entry into the Cathedral.

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

10. 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 included in the building of the Arcada, in the Republic Square.

Wikipedia: Igreja da Lapa (Braga) (PT)


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