Sé de Braga
Sé de Braga
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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  • Mobile568388
    Gaiole in Chianti, Italy9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth upgrading
    We decided to do the £5 ticket (instead of the £2 for just cathedral)that included all the extra chapels and museum. So happy we did! We had no idea it included a tour in English (private for us as no other English speakers around). Learned lots about Portuguese history. Tour guide was fabulous.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Patouke
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cathedral
    Historic site in the Braga city centre, beautiful piece of architecture. It looks quite unassuming from the outside but the interior is stunning. Not the biggest cathedral but for €2 you can spend nice 30min or so or upgrade to €5 ticket to access museum part and chapels.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Diogo Leitão
    Lisbon, Portugal20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Choir is worth the visit!
    Highly recommend the Chapels+Choir tour. The chapels aren't all that interesting, but the choir is quite beautiful and unique in Portugal church architecture. The cathedral itself is nice but not unrivaled nation-wide. Still worth the visit, if in Braga.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom891 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply fascinating
    The cathedral is a mix of various centuries of additions. The interior is a combination of stunning chapels and carvings combined with lots of gold and colour. There are a lot of areas and they are all worth visiting. The upper choir is just incredible and the there are a few separate chapels. Our guide told us all about them and there are some fascinating tombs to some of the great of Portugese royalty. Throw in a mummy and the visit is amazing.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • Tina Z
    1,001 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Symbol of Braga and religion in Portugal
    When we visited it was just possible to enter the museum and the cathedral with a ticket, they were just getting everything ready for the big week before Easter. It is really beautiful and it's impressive that this is the oldest church in Portugal. The stained glass inside is gorgeous, the paintings are also very pretty, definitely a must visit when in Braga. It is one of the symbols of the city and religion in Portugal.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 11, 2024
  • Lapine006
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and interesting
    One of the most interesting churches I have visited (and I've visited a lot!). The Baroque choir stalls and Romanesque rest of the interior create a beautiful and unusual contrast. Definitely worth paying the extra Euro for tour of the three chapels because that also takes you inside the choir loft (though be warned that one of the chapels does have a mummified corpse on display). The museum is beautifully presented with some interesting artefacts.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2024
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ashuk
Kirkintilloch, UK904 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Cathedral in Braga is nowhere near as ornate as some of the other churches and from the outside looks more like a fortress than a place of worship.

Individual entry fees are charged for almost all areas except the courtyard and some tombs or you can pay €5 to visit the entire church.

Personally I found it a bit underwhelming although it might have been more interesting if I had been prepared to pay the €5.
Written February 27, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You are about to visit the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedral Church in Portugal! The "Sé Catedral de Braga" dates from the 11th century and has seen, along the years, many additions and restorations. Naturally, characteristics of different architectural styles are found: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Moorish and Manueline! Visit the church, check its facade, main nave, chapels, baptismal font, high choir, organs, cloisters, awesome gilted engravings and traditional Portuguese tiles. And if time is not a constraint, do not miss its adjoining museum, completely renovated in 2007 to house the Cathedral's magnificent religious art treasure! Enjoy!
Written December 24, 2020
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milu269
Braga District, Portugal74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Braga is so special with so much history. Loads of Roman buildings,,actually whole city is build on top of the Roman City
I was very impressed with the Cathedral, especially is wooden carved ceiling, the courtyard with Roman statues, with a Museum where you can see Cardinals outfits.
It also has an area where you'l find its a resting place for Cardinals
Written July 31, 2020
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Mobile568388
Gaiole in Chianti, Italy9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We decided to do the £5 ticket (instead of the £2 for just cathedral)that included all the extra chapels and museum. So happy we did! We had no idea it included a tour in English (private for us as no other English speakers around). Learned lots about Portuguese history. Tour guide was fabulous.
Written June 17, 2023
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Julia Rochelle
Lisbon, Portugal34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This church is beautiful and unique in its history. It is the oldest cathedral in Portugal, being founded even before the establishment of Portugal as a country. You can find important tombs inside if you participate in the guided, which I highly recommend, since it will give you access to the private chapels and the area where the religious leaders meet. Our tour was given in English (Portuguese was also possible of course). For 5 euros, you can see the cathedral, chapels, and museum.
Written August 9, 2022
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Lapine006
South West UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the most interesting churches I have visited (and I've visited a lot!). The Baroque choir stalls and Romanesque rest of the interior create a beautiful and unusual contrast. Definitely worth paying the extra Euro for tour of the three chapels because that also takes you inside the choir loft (though be warned that one of the chapels does have a mummified corpse on display). The museum is beautifully presented with some interesting artefacts.
Written May 25, 2024
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Braga Cathedral was built on the foundations of an old market or Roman temple, and the walls of a later Paleo-Christian basilica.
Its best documented history dates back to the work of the first bishop, D. Pedro de Braga, and corresponds to the restoration of the Episcopal and this in the year 1070, of which few traces are preserved.
In the year 1128, a building with five chapels at the apse was started, which were partially destroyed by the earthquake in the year 1135.
In the year 1268 the works were still not completed. On the outbuildings of the former house of the “Cabido”, built at the beginning of the 18th century by Archbishop D. Rodrigo de Moura Teles, currently stands the Braga Cathedral Treasure-Museum.
In the 20th century, the tomb of the religious and stigmatized Sister Maria Estrela Divina, a center of great popular devotion, was placed next to the cloisters. His collection of Sacred Relics became famous, including the piece of a Mantle of the Holy Virgin Mary, in the Chapel of Relics. There are chests containing the bones of many saints, and the so-called Holy Ark is legendary, whose contents will be remarkable, and went out in procession in the past, on days of solemn feasts.
It has been classified as a National Monument since the year 1910.
Written October 22, 2021
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Patouke
Edinburgh, UK164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Historic site in the Braga city centre, beautiful piece of architecture.
It looks quite unassuming from the outside but the interior is stunning.
Not the biggest cathedral but for €2 you can spend nice 30min or so or upgrade to €5 ticket to access museum part and chapels.
Written September 3, 2023
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The cathedral is a mix of various centuries of additions. The interior is a combination of stunning chapels and carvings combined with lots of gold and colour. There are a lot of areas and they are all worth visiting. The upper choir is just incredible and the there are a few separate chapels. Our guide told us all about them and there are some fascinating tombs to some of the great of Portugese royalty. Throw in a mummy and the visit is amazing.
Written March 24, 2024
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Diogo Leitão
Lisbon, Portugal20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend the Chapels+Choir tour. The chapels aren't all that interesting, but the choir is quite beautiful and unique in Portugal church architecture.
The cathedral itself is nice but not unrivaled nation-wide. Still worth the visit, if in Braga.
Written December 30, 2023
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