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Se (Cathedral)

Se Primaz, rua Dom Paio Mendez, Braga, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Braga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Museums
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Middletown, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth seeing, right at the center of the most picturesque and historic part of Braga. The oldest cathedral in Portugal, burial site of the parents of Portugal's first king.

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were in Braga for the St Joao festivities, the flowerdecorations for the parade were ready in the cathedral, beautifull floral arrangements.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The church interior is beautiful but Portugal has many churches that in my opinion are in the same category. My partner was more enthusiastic because her research says this is one of the best churches in Portugal to visit. We drove around and around but eventually found a parking spot three blocks away. When we got to the actual church... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

this SE is wonderful, dark and serene. But best of all is the area of the church with the relics. Boxes of beatified bones beckon!

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Cerritos, California
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43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were here recently during a road trip through Braga and had read about the Cathedral. We arrived Sunday morning, probably not the best time to be a tourist in a big church. But we were blown away by the pomp and circumstance. There were medieval guards in full regalia escorting people to pews. The organ music was wonderful -... More

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Haifa, Israel
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

definitely one of the most impressing cathedrals in portugal, with an annex treasure museum. it is really an art and spiritual experience, give it the sufficient time to appreciate

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Porto, Portugal
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Braga is the city of churches, and the Sé is the ex libris. Very old, it's the subject of a portuguese phrase to emphasize age, stating that something or someone is "older than the Sé of Braga". Since it is surrounded by buildings, you may not notice that you are near the Sé until you're standing right in front of... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One thousand wonderfull years of History. Worth visiting. Just don´t miss the first christian cross on Brasil.

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

One of the values of the building is its characteristic of having gained different architectural contributions along the centuries, despite its romanesque origin.

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Watford, Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The cathedral is beautiful, although slightly more austere than I was expecting. It's peaceful and obviously a great place to gather your thoughts. I didn't really think that much of Braga in general, so it was nice to find somewhere which was actually worth a visit for the day we were there.

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