Braga Cathedral Tours

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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.

Practical Info

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.
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Address: Rua Dom Paio Mendes 10, Rossio da Sé, Braga, Portugal
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Hours: Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm (in winter until 5:30)
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto

Spend the day touring Guimarães and Braga. Discover why Guimarães has the distinction of a UNESCO world Heritage site as you have free time to explore the city center and stop for lunch. Admire the impressive façade and interiors of Bragança Palace, and try climbing the tower at Guimarães Castle if you’re feeling adventurous. This tour is ideal for visitors wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for a day of exploration.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Braga and Guimarães Small-Group Day Trip from Porto

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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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.  
  • Duration: 9 hours
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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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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Braga City Tour

Delve into the belly of ancient Braga on this 4-hour 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. On foot, you will explore art galleries, museums, theaters, exhibitions and even squeeze in some time for nightlife. By the end of the tour, you will understand how history and religion sculpted Braga’s past and present.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small Group Braga Food Tour

Enjoy the food of Braga on this 4-hours guided tour.  Food plays an important role in day-to-day life in Braga and the city is renowned for its many snack bars, pastry shop and restaurants. If you enjoy your food, there are few better places to visit in the country.At each tasting location you will taste an important element of the cuisine of Braga and the North of Portugal. You will also learn about the families and history behind each of the restaurants, cafes, and specialty food shops that you visit. In between tasting locations you will hear about the history, architecture and culture while you walk the streets of this beautiful city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Minho - History meets Beauty

Following a morning pick-up from your hotel in Porto, meet your private guide and take a seat on-board a luxury vehicle. With exclusivity and all the privacy go towards the north of Portugal to Minho region  Enjoy the impressive views, history and culture of Braga and Guimaraes. Have a glamorous lunch in one of the best restaurants in Braga.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Semi-Private Minho City Tour: The Cradle of Portugal

Experience the Minho region of Portugal and its two most significant cities on this day trip from Porto. Visit Guimarães, often called the ‘cradle city,’ which dates back to the 9th century; its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then continue to Braga, and see the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. You’ll have free time during the tour to buy lunch, plus enjoy the lovely scenery of wineries and hills, where the region’s ‘green wine’ is made, as you travel to each place.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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