Half Day Original Braga City Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in The Minho

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Visit the historical center and go on a journey through the centuries, from the heritage of one of the most important Roman cities in the Iberian Peninsula (Bracara Augusta) to a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city. Walk through medieval streets, visit the millennial Cathedral of Braga and the famous Rua do Souto, the symbolic center of the traditional shops. Take in the Santa Barbara garden brimming with flowers, and the lush Raio Palace, with its baroque architecture. After getting back your energy with a taste of local products, you will set off in our comfortable van to one of Braga's symbols, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, an exaltation to the passion of the Christ, with its monumental staircase. Get one of the best panoramic views in the whole region, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro.
Did you know that Braga was originally an important city in the Roman Empire? That this city was the capital of one of the oldest Christian kingdoms in all of Western Europe? That this city is intrinsically linked to the history of Portugal? What was the central point of a whole Christian culture that radiated throughout the country? It will be to answer this and many other curiosities that will take you to know Braga. You will start by visiting the historic center and will take you on a journey through the centuries, from the heritage of one of the most important Roman cities of the Iberian peninsula (Bracara Augusta) to a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city. You will walk through medieval streets, visiting the millennial Cathedral of Braga and the famous Rua do Souto, symbolic center of traditional commerce. It is then time to contemplate the flowery garden of Santa Barbara and the lush Radius Palace with its Baroque architecture. After returning energies with a proof of local products, you will leave in our comfortable van until one of the ex libris of Braga, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, an exaltation to the passion of Christ with its monumental staircase. You will end the visit to the city of Braga with one of the best panoramic views of the whole region, the Shrine of Our Lady of Sameiro.Points of interest: • Cathedral - oldest cathedral of Portugal • Historical Center - Roman/Baroque heritage • Route of Souto • Gardens of Santa Barbara • Holy Hill with the Santuários do Bom Jesus do Monte, Sancho of Our Lady of Sameiro

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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