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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga

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Address: Se Primaz, rua Dom Paio Mendez, Braga 4700, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 263 317
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Wonderful small cathedral with many treasures and corners to explore. A guide will take you to locked chapels and your full ticket will allow you access to see the treasures. A... read more

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Los Montesinos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful small cathedral with many treasures and corners to explore. A guide will take you to locked chapels and your full ticket will allow you access to see the treasures. A well worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic cathedral The Cathedral of Braga is the oldest of Portugal ( 1070 ) . It has incredible detail and unique beauty. I recommend visiting the beautiful city of Braga

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Many tour options to choose from. Our tour guide did a great job in explaining everything to us. A definite must see if you go to Braga.

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Thank LIZZ_TO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its definitely worth seeing...but i have to say that 2€ to be able to visit the church are a bit to much, but it also give you access to other areas of the cathedral and a museum, so it ok

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Thank José P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Localized in the city center, the construction of the cathedral started in 1070! It has almost 1,000 years!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of cathedrals to see but this one is essential to the history of Portugal and Europe. Braga was the first archbishopric awarded by Rome and the cathedral was the centre of the archbishopric which stretched from Braga to Santiago da Compostela in what is now Spain Inside the cathedral there is lots of amazing thing to see... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Braga's Cathedral is one of the most important historical and religious places to visit in the city. It's located at the heart of the city and it blends fantastically with the environment around it. Should be avoided on weekends, specially Sundays, since there are a lot of people and can become rather crowded. You should also verify the mass schedules... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I was in Braga for Braga Romana, where the town celebrates its Roman Heritage. This church is at the heart of the festivities. Filled with history and exhibits, it was a great place to visit. You can spend an hour here easily

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

From the outside the Cathedral looks like many in Europe but when you go inside, the organ is a wonder to behold, massive gold pipes sticking out like trumpets. Sadly we didn't here them play, I am sure it would have been very impressive.

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The gothic cathedral lies in a small, pitoresque square in the city central. Do not let the narrow facade delude you, since as you enter the cathedral you will view a magnificent, rich and golden church. Do not miss the treasure, the bells and the wonderful organ. You will, who knows, be able to listen to a concert!

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