Tour Braga and Guimarães Program
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
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.
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
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