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Monuments in Braga

Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Sameiro

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Avenida Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, 44
4700-466, Sameiro

Braga

Revival Sanctuary located on top of Mount Sameiro, consisting of a staircase, an enclosure for field and a church mass. Around there is a wide space with a tree-lined Park, gardens, a cruise, some sources, a chapel, the Home of the prints, the Dean's House and a restaurant.

Termas Romanas do Alto da Cividade

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Rua Doutor Rocha Peixoto
4700-033, Braga

Braga

These are also known as Roman Baths/Spa of alto da Cividade are located on the upper part in Cividade slope. They were discovered during the working excavations made during 1977. The building is placed in the 1st century and it is integrated on the urban renovation work of Flávia Braca Augusta.

Arcada da Lapa

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Praça da República
4710-305, Braga

Braga

Built in 1715, by the spot where the medieval wall used to be, it had the castle behind, whose donjorl was preserved. In front of the arcade was the Campo de Santa Ana, ordered by D. Diogo de Sousa in the XVI century. Between 1761 and 1767, at the time of the archbishop D. Gaspar de Bragança, the central nucleus of the arcade was opened and the Igreja da Lapa (church), with an André Soares drawing, was built.

Fonte do Ídolo

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Rua do Raio, 2
4700-922, Braga

Braga

The only roman reference monument of the Bracara Augusta and one of the most important rupestral sanctuaries of the referred period that still exist in the Iberia Peninsula.

Torre de Menagem do Castelo de Braga

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Terreiro do Castelo
4700-311, Braga

Braga

This is all that’s left of the Braga’s castle, which formed a medieval fortress. It has 12 meters long and about 30 meters height. The granite tower is crowned with battlements and angles. In one of the fronts a D. Dinis coat of arms.

Palácio do Raio

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Rua do Raio, 400
4700-920, Braga

Braga

This is one of the most representative exemplars of the baroque taste, on the height of its exuberance. It was built in 1754 and the “rocaille” front as well as the staircase stand out.

Arco da Porta Nova

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Rua Conde São Joaquim
4700-421, Braga

Braga

It’s a XVII century construction that combines the baroque and neoclassical styles. For a long time this was the main entrance to the city. On the upper part there is a feminine figure symbolizing the city of Braga.

Igreja e Edifício do Hospital de São Marcos

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Largo Carlos Amarante
4700-308, Braga

Braga

Baroque building dated from the XVIII century. On top of the building there are eight images representing martyrs and Apostles, by Carlos Amarante.

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

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Largo de São João do Souto
4700-326, Braga

Braga

Its construction was ordered by the Archbishop Dom João Coimbra in 1525. It origin is probably Romanic, and the chapel has gothic lines. Inside are worthy of notice the XVIII century glazed tiles.

Monumento de Homenagem ao Papa João Paulo II

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Estrada do Sameiro (EN 519)
4715-389, Sameiro

Braga

Large statue, placed on a high pedestal, erected in tribute to Pope John Paul II.

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