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Monuments in Braga
Rua de São Vicente
Built in the XVII century, this church guards the most ancient Christian monument in Braga: a stone at the sacristy claimed to be from the VII century, originally from a Visigothic Temple.
Estrada de São Pedro (EM 587)
4715-260, Bom Jesus
Long staircase dating from 1723-1837 which serves as Calvary to the church dedicated to Santa Cruz. Along the ascent, passing by some stations of Golgotha that lead to spiritual Church completed in 1811 by Cruz Amarante.
Largo São Francisco
Church with an imposing baroque front and cross shaped fronton. Inside are worthy of notice the dome-shaped ceiling in stone and golden woodcarving and, on the main altar, the walls covered with glazed tiles.
Rua de São Vítor
It was rebuilt in the XVII, at the place where a Romanic temple used to be. It was the first church thought to be covered with baroque glazed tiles, being the richest building of this kind in Braga.
Rua Dom Paio Mendes
This medieval temple suffered several changes through the centuries. The classification includes the tombs of the Conde Dom Henrique, Dona Teresa, the Infante Dom Afonso and the archbishops Dom Gonçalo Pereira and Dom Diogo de Sousa
Monte do Bom Jesus
4715-056, Bom Jesus
This church was constructed under the orders of archbishop Dom Gaspar of Bragança in 1784 and it was ready in 1811. It is one of the first neoclassic buildings in Portugal and it was drawn by the architect Carlos Amarante.
Largo do Mosteiro de São Martinho de Tibães
Ancient Benedictine monastery, whose present ensemble dates from the XVIII century. The monastery has four cloisters and the most important is decorated with azulejos and a granite fountain at the centre. The church has beautiful golden woodcarving works.
Avenida Central, 118-124
Its construction was ordered in the first half of the XVIII century, presenting a two floors’ front, rococo style.