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Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) Tours and Activities

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Located in city of Braga in northern Portugal, the Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) 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.

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Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm (in winter until 5:30)
Rua Dom Paio Mendes 10, Rossio da Sé, Braga, Portugal
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Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

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Journey to two of Portugal’s northernmost cities, Guimarães and Braga, on this immersive guided day trip from Porto, including lunch. Meet your expert guide and set out for Guimarães, an UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. See the 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace. Enjoy a satiating lunch at a local restaurant. Next, venture to Braga, where you will learn about its extensive Roman history from your informative guide. This is a great tour for Portuguese and European history buffs.
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  • 9 hours
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$111.18
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Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with optional Lunch from Porto

Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with optional Lunch from Porto

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Uncover the charm of Portugal’s two oldest cities on this full-day tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. In the Roman city of Braga, home to the oldest archdiocese in Portugal, visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and see the city’s historic cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. Visit the medieval village of Guimarães, the birthplace of the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the Guimarães Castle and wander the ancient streets and city squares. Lunch is provided.
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  • 8 hours
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Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

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Discover the beauty of one of Portugal’s most underrated regions on this full-day guided tour of Minho from Porto. Located in Northern Portugal, Minho is known for its bucolic countryside, lush terrain, vineyards, and delicious cuisine. Spend the day exploring it all with the help of a knowledgeable guide, including eating a memorable lunch at a local restaurant. Visit two cities, Guimaraes and Braga, to get to know the heart of the region.
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  • 9 hours
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$80.30
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

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Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Braga and the UNESCO-listed city of Guimaraes with a private guide on this trip from Porto. Make the most of sightseeing on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and in-depth commentary about the history of each site.
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  • 8 hours
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Braga and Guimarães small-group full-day tour from Porto with lunch

Braga and Guimarães small-group full-day tour from Porto with lunch

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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$117.36
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Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day

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Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Porto multi-day tours: 5 days of tours From Porto

Porto multi-day tours: 5 days of tours From Porto

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The UNESCO–listed city of Porto is surrounded on all sides by top attractions and hidden gems, with stunning seaside scenery and centuries of history to explore. On this 5-day guided tour, reach diverse sites of interest including Aveiro, Braga, Costa Nova, Douro, Guimarães, and Santiago de Compostela in comfort by air-conditioned minivan. With all your travel plus activities including wine-tasting included, relax and enjoy this beautiful corner of Portugal to the full.
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  • 5 days
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Nature, Gerês and Braga Waterfalls Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings

Nature, Gerês and Braga Waterfalls Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings

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Get an introduction to the Peneda-Geres National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and Braga, one of the most traditional cities, during this day trip from Porto. Skip the hassle of renting a car and travel to the park with pickup and drop-off at select Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia and Matosinhos hotels. Your tour includes a traditional Portuguese lunch and wine tasting, and the small group size ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 9 hours
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$117.36
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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Discover the natural beauty and cultural splendor of North Portugal on a full-day tour to emblematic cities, Braga and Guimarães, from Porto. Alongside an expert guide, visit the medieval church and grand Sé Cathedral in Braga before absorbing panoramic vistas from a hilltop perch. Revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch and then continue to Guimarães, a historic town famed for its Romanesque Church of St Miguel. Embark on a guided walking tour of the charming historical center and then visit a local market to sample sweet Portuguese specialties beofre returning to Porto.
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  • 8 hours
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Half Day Original Braga City Tour

Half Day Original Braga City Tour

Discover Braga’s historical center on this original Braga city tour. You won’t have to worry about booking transport as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Save time and see many city highlights in a day, such as Cathedral of Braga, Rua do Souto, Santa Barbara Garden, and Raio Palace. Traveling with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll see plenty of highlights in one day.
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  • 4 hours
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$55.04
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Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Baroque churches, turreted castles and medieval relics are just a few of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip to two of Portugal’s best-loved towns. Following pickup from central Porto, travel to Guimarães and explore its candy-colored Old Town with your guide. Then, continue to Braga, where you'll visit sights like Sé Cathedral on a guided tour before exploring independently. You’ll also receive a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, valid for 48 hours.
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  • 9 hours
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$74.12
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Braga and Guimarães from Porto ( Entrance fees included )

Braga and Guimarães from Porto ( Entrance fees included )

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Braga and UNESCO–listed Guimarães are two of the oldest cities in Portugal, with a history dating back to the days of the Roman Empire. On this tour, visit both cities in one day with entry fees to top attractions including Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, and Braga Cathedral included. Delve into centuries of rich Portuguese culture and history with your guide, with round-trip travel from your Porto accommodation included.
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  • 9 hours
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$109.95
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Braga: Half Day Private Tour from Porto

Braga: Half Day Private Tour from Porto

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There’s no need to worry about confusing public transport timetables with this convenient half-day Braga visit from Porto, as comfortable round-trip transportation from your hotel is included. Stop by the Roman town of Braga’s ‘Triangle of Faith’ attractions—like the Sanctuary of Sameiro and Braga Cathedral, the oldest in Portugal—accompanied by your private guide and learn more than you could alone.
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  • 4 hours
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$160.60
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Braga and Guimaraes Private Tour from Oporto

Braga and Guimaraes Private Tour from Oporto

Braga and Guimaraes Private Tour from Oporto, a visit to two of the cities represent Portugal with great historical value. Located in the north of Portugal, Braga was the very first city founded, Braga is easily one of the more important cities in terms of tradition, monumental places and learning potential. Guimaraes very important because of its history, acknowledged has one of the most touristic and visited cities, beautiful for sightseeing and explore the culture.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto

Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto

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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.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$106.86
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Porto & The North Side of Portugal Private Luxury Tours

Porto & The North Side of Portugal Private Luxury Tours

A perfect way to visit the north side of Portugal . Enjoy a great combination of the best natural sights, historical places and typical gastronomy with our local knowledge and guiding experience.Visit the beautiful city of Porto , located along the Douro river in Northern Portugal, one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name "Portugal". One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, and the vineyards of Douro Valley. Visit The North Side of Portugal, Roman Legacy Villages.
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  • 5 days
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$555.91
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Braga Half-Day Tour from Porto

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Braga Half-Day Tour from Porto

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Take in the long history of Braga, one of the oldest cities in Portugal, on a half-day trip from Porto. See the top sights of the city (known as ‘Bracara Augusta’ during ancient Roman times), such as the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sé Cathedral.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.75
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Braga and Guimarães: Private & Premium Tour - All Included

Braga and Guimarães: Private & Premium Tour - All Included

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Accompanied by our guides you will have a remarkable journey in the history of Portugal. Visit Braga, a 2000 year old city and climb the iconic Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary. Walk through the medieval city center of Guimarães, where Portugal was born. An unforgettable family friendly tour.
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  • 9 hours
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$201.15
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Private Tour: Guimares and Braga Day Trip from Porto

Private Tour: Guimares and Braga Day Trip from Porto

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Discover the rich culture of Guimarães and Braga on this private day trip from Porto. Northern portugal is home to the historical Minho province where lies the birthplace of the nation in Guimarães and the ancient city of Braga. With your expert guide visit famous monuments such as the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza the striking medieval Guimarães Castle. Then, explore the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary and Cathedral of Braga where you can delve into Braga’s Christian heritage. Your private guide allows for a flexible itinerary, so enjoy a tour that can adapt to your style along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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$444.73
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Braga City Tour Including Transfer to Bom Jesus

Braga City Tour Including Transfer to Bom Jesus

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Delve into the belly of ancient Braga on this half-day 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. By the end of the tour, you will understand how history and religion sculpted Braga’s past and present.
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  • 3 hours
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$24.08
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Braga and Guimarães full-day private tour from Porto

Braga and Guimarães full-day private tour from Porto

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Go back in time and experience important moments in Portugal’s past on this full-day private tour of Braga and Guimarães from Porto. Your guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the oldest city in the country, Braga, also known as the “Rome of Portugal” for its rich culture and traditions. Here you’ll visit the Sé Cathedral, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary. Next it’s off to the medieval city of Guimarães, where you’ll visit several historic sites including the Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes and the city’s center. Don’t miss this chance to get out of the city and explore the most historic places in Portugal.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.30
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Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included

Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.89
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Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

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Spend a few hours exploring the food and history of Braga on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide at Arco Da Porta Nova, visit the historic public gardens and cathedral, and enjoy a delicious complimentary meal that includes three petiscos of local cheese, red wine, gizzard, rojões, chorizo, vinho verde, Tíbias e Fidalguinhos, and coffee or tea.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.16
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto in Shuttle

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto in Shuttle

Get a better understanding of the history of Portugal on this guided tour from Porto to Guimarães, the nation's birthplace where the center is a designated UNESCO World Heritage SIte, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. While exploring the cities' historic churches, monuments, and medieval buildings, hear insights into each and lesser-known stories from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) hours of operation: Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm (in winter until 5:30). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) costs USD 24.08. Guided Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) tours start around USD 24.08 per person. See all 44 Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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