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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Tours and Tickets

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With its stone-brick façade and crenelated clock tower looming over the lively plaza of Largo da Oliveira, the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira appears more like a castle than a church. Inside, the church is notable for its ornate 18th-century altarpiece, the striking silver altar of the Capela do Santíssimo Sacramento and the exquisite neo classical choir stalls, but it’s biggest claim to fame is its unique history.

Founded in the 10th century, the church takes its name, which means ‘Church of Our Lady of the Olive Branch’ from an ancient legend in which Wamba, the elected King of the Visigoths, refused to accept his royal title. Angry, he threw an olive branch to the ground and declared that he would accept the crown only if the stick began to sprout. Naturally, an olive tree bloomed and today the Padrão do Salado monument, located just in front of the church, marks the spot - a grand Gothic arch, sheltering a lone cross.

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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto

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Explore the city of Guimarães on a half-day tour from Porto. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is home to important historic sites including the 10th–century Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. Hear the story of the Padrão do Salado monument that stands outside the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church. Explore the historic town center as your guide shares informative commentary about the city’s history and importance to Portugal. Choose a morning or afternoon tour that includes admission to Guimarães Castle.
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  • 4 hours
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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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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 Private Tour

Braga and Guimarães Private Tour

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The North of Portugal is green, but it is also history, tradition and modernity. Minho is the river that borders the north of the country, but also the land of a wine that only has a green name and that remains in the memory of those who drink it. To discover this region is to get involved in Guimarães - a World Heritage city since 2001 - with its symbolic castle and cradle of Portugal, it is to walk its streets and feel the history. It is visiting Braga with its Cathedral, feeling that the Romans also passed through there and being part of a modern city. It means going up to the Church of Bom Jesus and allowing yourself to be spiritually involved in its chapels and gardens. Minho is to feel the landscape, the history, the culture, the tradition and the Portuguese being.
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  • 8 hours
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Tour to Braga and Guimarães with historian
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Tour to Braga and Guimarães with historian

We visited the Baixo Minho region, a trip to a historic and spectacular Portugal. Braga, city of the Archbishops, has been an important religious and economic center for over 2,000 years. Guimarães, birthplace, guardian of the myths of origin, marked by monuments of great symbolic importance.
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Private Braga and Guimarães Tour - UNESCO World Sites

Private Braga and Guimarães Tour - UNESCO World Sites

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Guimarães and Braga are two of the most emblematic cities in Portugal with a strong influence on the country's identity. Explore Guimarães, the cradle of the nation, and be enchanted by the more religious and peaceful environment that Braga has to offer. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this city seems to be part of the Middle Ages, with castles and mansions framed in the urban mesh. A little further north is Braga, a city known for its heritage and strong religious character, which they also call the "city of archbishops". Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities, with more than 2,000 years of history, and one of the most emblematic Christian cities in the world.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira hours of operation: Open Tues-Sat 8:30am-12pm & 3:30-7:30pm, Sun 9am-1pm & 5-8pm. 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.