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Braga Cathedral
Located in city of Braga in northern Portugal, the Braga Cathedral is the oldest surviving church in Portugal and one of the most important monuments in the country. Built in a Burgundian Romanesque style between the 11th and 13th centuries, the cathedral provided architectural inspiration for many other churches and monasteries built in Portugal around the same time. Due to numerous modifications over the centuries, the cathedral today features a mix of styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Baroque. 

The cathedral consists of several chapels built at different times. The parents of the first Portuguese were buried in the Chapel of the Kings in 1374 and the Chapel of the Glory was built in the mid-14th century as the final resting place of Archbishop Goncalo Pereira.  Looks for the tomb guarded by siz life size stone lions and the painted Moorish geometrical designs. Also of note for visitors is the choir with sculptured gilt wood stalls built in the late 1730s and two gilt wood organs carved around the same time.  

Don’t miss the Cathedral Museum, which includes elaborately carved 18th century choir stalls, the 10th century chalice of Saint Gerald, a 14th century statue of the Virgin Mary and an 11th century Arab ivory box.

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Braga Cathedral is located in the center of Braga, just a 10-minute walk from the main train station, as well as a short walk from Braga Castle. Braga itself is less than an hour from Porto by train, making a visit a nice day trip. It is about three to four hours by train from Lisbon.
Address: Rua Dom Paio Mendes 10, Rossio da Sé, Braga, Portugal
Hours: Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm (in winter until 5:30)
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Cultural Tours

Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from Porto

Uncover the charm of Portugal’s two oldest cities on this full-day tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. In the Roman city of Braga, home to the oldest archdiocese in Portugal, visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and see the city’s historic cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. Visit the medieval village of Guimarães, the birthplace of the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the Guimarães Castle and wander the ancient streets and city squares. Lunch is provided.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Braga and Guimarães full-day private tour from Porto

Go back in time and experience important moments in Portugal’s past on this full-day private tour of Braga and Guimarães from Porto. Your guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the oldest city in the country, Braga, also known as the “Rome of Portugal” for its rich culture and traditions. Here you’ll visit the Sé Cathedral, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary. Next it’s off to the medieval city of Guimarães, where you’ll visit several historic sites including the Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes and the city’s center. Don’t miss this chance to get out of the city and explore the most historic places in Portugal.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Baroque churches, turreted castles and medieval relics are just a few of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip to two of Portugal’s best-loved towns. Following pickup from central Porto, travel to Guimarães and explore its candy-colored Old Town with your guide. Then, continue to Braga, where you'll visit sights like Sé Cathedral on a guided tour before exploring independently. You’ll also receive a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, valid for 48 hours.
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Cultural Tours

Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day

Maximize time in Portugal with a full-day tour to the two heritage cities of Braga and Guimarães. After getting picked up at your hotel in Porto, explore the historic center and striking castle of Guimarães plus the Cathedral in Braga. Learn about each town’s history from your guide and relax over a traditional Portuguese lunch including Vinho Verde, a wine produced locally.
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Braga and Guimarães small-group full-day tour from Porto with lunch

Spend the day exploring two important northern Portugal cities, Braga and Guimarães, and learning about their significance to Portuguese history. Discover Braga’s religious sites—the Cathedral, and the Bom Jesus and Sameiro Sanctuaries—before heading to the medieval city of Guimarães. Walk around this UNESCO-listed ton and learn about its history as you pass important landmarks such as the Guimarães Castle.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Braga and Guimaraes Private Tour from Oporto

Braga and Guimaraes Private Tour from Oporto, a visit to two of the cities represent Portugal with great historical value.Located in the north of Portugal, Braga was the very first city founded, Braga is easily one of the more important cities in terms of tradition, monumental places and learning potential.Guimaraes very important because of its history, acknowledged has one of the most touristic and visited cities, beautiful for sightseeing and explore the culture.
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Half-day Tours

Braga Half-Day Tour from Porto

Take in the long history of Braga, one of the oldest cities in Portugal, on a half-day trip from Porto. See the top sights of the city (known as ‘Bracara Augusta’ during ancient Roman times), such as the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sé Cathedral.
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

Braga and Guimarães from Porto ( Entrance fees included )

Braga and UNESCO–listed Guimarães are two of the oldest cities in Portugal, with a history dating back to the days of the Roman Empire. On this tour, visit both cities in one day with entry fees to top attractions including Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, and Braga Cathedral included. Delve into centuries of rich Portuguese culture and history with your guide, with round-trip travel from your Porto accommodation included.
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Braga and Bom Jesus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

A hop-on hop-off bus tour is the ideal way to combine the flexibility of independent sightseeing with the convenience of a guided tour. This full-day Braga bus tour stops at highlights such as Braga Cathedral, Largo Carlos Amarante, and Avenida Central, and includes a ride on the Bom Jesus de Braga funicular.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

Discover the natural beauty and cultural splendor of North Portugal on a full-day tour to emblematic cities, Braga and Guimarães, from Porto. Alongside an expert guide, visit the medieval church and grand Sé Cathedral in Braga before absorbing panoramic vistas from a hilltop perch. Revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch and then continue to Guimarães, a historic town famed for its Romanesque Church of St Miguel. Embark on a guided walking tour of the charming historical center and then visit a local market to sample sweet Portuguese specialties beofre returning to Porto.
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Multi-day Tours

6-Day North Portugal Tour: Porto, Braga, Fátima, Coimbra, Guimaraes, Aveiro and Batalha, from Lisbon

Discover the wonders of northern Portugal on this 6-day tour from Lisbon. Travel with your guide by coach to top cities such as Braga and Porto, and learn about historical and sacred sites like the Batalha Monastery, Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary, and the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ. You’ll also enjoy free time to explore on your own. This tour includes five nights of accommodation in superior-class hotels and breakfasts.
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Day Trips

Small-Group Guimaraes and Braga Day Trip from Porto with Lunch

Venture beyond the streets of Porto to discover the cities of Braga and UNESCO-listed Guimarães on a day trip into northern Portugal. As you explore with a guide and small group, you’ll learn about the cities’ architectural heritage and the wider history of Portugal itself. An authentic Portuguese lunch with local vinho verde wine is included, and numbers on the tour are limited to just eight people for a small-group experience.
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Nature & Wildlife

Nature, Gerês and Braga Waterfalls Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included

Explore two of Northern Portugal’s oldest cities—Braga and Guimarães—on this full-day tour from Porto. Discover the spiritual heritage of Braga, visit the magnificent Braga Cathedral, and enjoy a lunch of traditional Portuguese cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Guimarães, where highlights include the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and Guimarães Castle.
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Day Trips

History and Culture Tour of Braga and Barcelos from Porto

Ideal for travelers with limited time in Portugal, this 9-hour tour of Braga and Barcelos provides a comprehensive historical overview of northern Portugal. From Port, you’ll head to Braga to visit ancient attractions such as the 14th-century Castle of Braga and the Arco da Porto Nova. Discover the historic center of Barcelos, famed for its colorful ceramics and medieval monuments, and delve into the town’s artistic heritage at the Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto are included on this small-group tour, limited to six people.  
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Ports of Call Tours

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Explore some of northern Portugal’s key cities on this full-day private tour. First, stop at the historic city of Braga with over 2,000 years of history and a lot of ancient Roman influence. Then head to Guimarães to explore its medieval city center, Guimarães Castle, and the Dukes Palace. Learn about the rich history of the UNESCO-listed cities from your informative guide and admire their beautiful architecture.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour to historic Minho (Guimarães and Braga)

The Minho region, where the cities of Guimarães and Braga are located, owes its recognition, importance and name to the Minho River, one of the four largest rivers in Portugal. Embraced by an extensive and verdant natural area, we are presented by the famous Green Wine that creates a symbiosis as special as the grooves from which the nectar comes. Also, we can’t ignore the fact that it was in this location that the Portuguese County was created.  
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Guimarães & Braga - Private Tour

At Go Travel Everywhere, we bet on a quality service, punctual and personalized, in order to guarantee the satisfaction of those who choose us. Our drivers, and guides, are committed professionals, who excel in friendliness and care.Guimarães and Braga are two cities with a mandatory stop for visitors to Portugal. Replete traditions and charms, their stories are of great importance for our Country. Pay attention to their particularities and we guarantee that you will spend an unforgettable day!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Braga and Guimarães Full-day - Private Experience

Guided by our guides you will have a remarkable journey in the history of Portugal.This Private tour allows to visit in details monuments and enjoy an elevator ride that uses water as the source of its energy. If you like to try local gastronomy this tour is for your. This tour is perfect for families.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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From Porto Braga and Guimarães Private Tour Full Day

Take a cultural journey to 2 of the most beautiful cities in Portugal on a full-day tour to Guimarães and Braga. Discover the birthplace of the nation and a former Roman settlement more than 2,000 years old.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Braga Half-Day Tour from Braga and Guimarães

Explore Braga on a comprehensive half-day tour, perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time. As you travel, stopping at the city highlights, listen to engaging commentary from your guide on the local culture, history, architecture, and modern life. Walk through the city center, visit the cathedral and the shrine of Bom Jesus, and taste some local foods.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Guimares and Braga Day Trip from Porto

Discover the rich culture of Guimarães and Braga on this private day trip from Porto. Northern portugal is home to the historical Minho province where lies the birthplace of the nation in Guimarães and the ancient city of Braga. With your expert guide visit famous monuments such as the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza the striking medieval Guimarães Castle. Then, explore the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary and Cathedral of Braga where you can delve into Braga’s Christian heritage. Your private guide allows for a flexible itinerary, so enjoy a tour that can adapt to your style along the way.
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  • 9 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

BRAGA GUIMARÃES - Visits included

Visit two of northern Portugal’s highlight cities—and explore palaces, castles, cathedrals, and more—on this full-day, small-group tour from Porto. Following morning pickup at your hotel, venture to the UNESCO-listed city of Guimarães. Tour the 11th-century Guimarães Castle, and visit the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Next, transfer to the landmark-packed city of Braga, and enjoy lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, stroll its historical center, tour the Bom Jesus de Braga Sanctary, and visit the famed Braga Cathedral before returning to Porto.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Walking Tours

Braga Walking Tour & Private Transfer to Bom Jesus

Delve into the belly of ancient Braga on this half-day guided city walking tour. This tour shows you the broad strokes of Portugal’s oldest city and its ancient Christian roots. With more than two millennia of history you will gain insight into the fascinating culture and heritage that makes this city unique. By the end of the tour, you will understand how history and religion sculpted Braga’s past and present.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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