Tour Performance
Everyday - Except December 25th and January 1th
Tour :
8H - All Day
Pickup Hour:
09h:00
Local Pickup :
Hotel or Apartment in Porto
Minimum People:
2
Included :
Not Included :
Meals and entrance to Monuments
The Guide Speaks :
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Price per Person
135€
4 or more People
114,8
Per Person Discount Min. 15%

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About Braga and Guimarães

Braga - is the oldest Portuguese city and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta, has over 2000 years of history as a city. Located in northern Portugal, more specifically in Cávado Valley, Braga also offers opportunities for recreation and culture unique in the country, with its nightlife, cinemas, theater, exhibitions, museums and art galleries. It is a city full of culture and traditions, where history and religion live side by side with the technology industry and university life.

Guimarães - is one of the most important historical cities of Portugal, and its historic center considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity, making it definitely one of the biggest tourist centers in the region. Its streets and monuments breathe history and enchant those who visit. Guimarães is often referred to as the "Cradle City" due to the fact there have been established the administrative center of Portucalense by D. Afonso Henriques 1st King of Portugal and the historical importance that the Battle of São Mamede, fought on the outskirts of the city on June 24, 1128



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Tour Braga and Guimarães Program


BRAGA

Visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus Local magnificent, combining the work of Nature and Man. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is located on top of Mount Espinho, surrounded by a magnificent forest

Palacio Queluz Sintra

Composed by chapels of the Cross and the church, a monumental staircase and promenade dotted with statues and fountains symbolic, this model had wide repercussions in Portugal and in Brazil, serving as inspiration to many other sanctuaries.

Palacio Queluz Sintra

Constitutes cable car that connects the upper part of the city of Braga to Sanctuary . It is run by the Brotherhood of Bom Jesus do Monte. The resort of Bom Jesus is not limited to being a religious office, is also a tourist resort. Here the pilgrim and tourist find an environment that invites to rest and gather through its lush forest and its hotels.

Visit to the Cathedral of Braga According to tradition, the Braga diocese was established in the third century, but history only confirms from the year 400. The current building is deployed on another religious building that was possibly the previous cathedral.

The visit to Braga ends with a walk through the gardens of Santa Barbara and visit to Republic Square


GUIMARÃES

Visit the Castle of Guimarães The Castle of Guimarães is one of the best known monuments of Portugal, carrying the symbolism that was given in the 40s, the cradle of nationality. Where D. Afonso henriques the 1st King of Portugal was born

Visit to Chapel St Miguel According to legend was baptized here the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques. The temple was built by the Collegiate Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira.

Visit the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza Majestic XV century manor house, constructed by D. Afonso - the future Duke of Braganza, bastard son of King John I The Palacio is classified as a National Monument since 1910. The Palace of the Dukes of Braganca is now as museum.

We continue with a visit to Guimarães walking down the Rua de Santa Maria (old city) to Largo da Oliveira and visiting the Church of the Olive