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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many cathedrals in many cities and this can take its place with most of them. The exterior does not do justice to the interior. Spend some time here to enjoy. Also walk around outside to see the sculptures on display. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

With its age it a great cathedral to walk around not as grand and big as other cathedral but seeing that it dates back to 11th century you can understand. Very peaceful and moving place with a few significant people buried/tombed with in the cathedral...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 27 December 2018

A very interesting and scarce sculpure of "Nossa Senhora do leite" at the back of the Cathedral, showing Virgin Mary feeding the baby Jesus.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ManolisL46
Reviewed 25 December 2018

We were on a tour with a group and the Cathedral was not on our tour, but my wife and I did leave the group to wait on the bus while we did a quick tour. The outside was very plain but the inside was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Very well kept building. The interior magnificence is more impressive than seen from outside. Personally I would rather prefer if it was free access.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JOrgep486
Reviewed 10 November 2018

For 2€ you can visit this beautiful ornate Cathedral. Witness a wedding which added to the experience. Not to be missed

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited the 11th century Cathedral of Braga. Pilgrims could end their walk to Santiago de Compostela here. Church was destroyed once so this could not be. Double arch in the front is Romanesque. The original church was not oriented properly and thus one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It is said that this cathedral (also known as Sé de Braga) is older than Portugal itself! Bishop Pedro started to build it in 1089 (Portugal's sovereignty wasn't recognised until 1128) and it continued to be built and modified well until the 15th century so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chiew_Pang
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Catedral de Santa Maria de Braga – also called the Cathedral of Braga is Portugal’s oldest cathedral and Braga’s most magnificent building. The exterior of Braga Cathedral reflects Portuguese Romanesque architecture with two soaring towers. But the real "Wow" is inside – Two organs,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Yochy N
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a fascinating Cathedral, surrounded by a lot of history. It is beautiful to admire both from the outside and inside, and I suggest to visit it calmly so that you can be attentive to the details that admire all the mysticism of this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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3 July 2018|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday morning and remember seeing crowds leaving the church. I believe it was for 10am Mass.
8 February 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
If Mass (or other service, such as a Baptism or Marriage) is underway, photography is prohibited until the priest has finished. This is common for all churches in Portugal and Spain.