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Location: Braga, Portugal | Braga, Portugal
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Exploration of the historic, yet modern city of Braga
Majestic Baroque churches & chiming bell towers
Buzzing squares lined with charming cafés & restaurants
Magnificent pilgrimage site of the Bom Jesus do Monte
Roundtrip transportation for a stress-free experience
Guided tour of Braga
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Porto hotel
Discover the spiritual wonders, historical charm, and upmarket surprises of Braga on this half-day tour. From elegant Baroque churches and inspiring bell towers to winding streets and bustling plazas filled with trendy cafés—this city is one of Portugal's hidden gems.
Leaving Porto behind, enjoy a scenic drive past mountains and forests as you head out to Braga. This city is renowned for its religious festivals like Semana Santa, grand churches, and Portugal's oldest archdiocese—Bracara Augusta. Not only is Braga an old city, it is also a modern municipality. It plays host to the Universidade do Minho and its buzzing plazas teem with stylish cafés and trendy hangouts—winning it the European Youth Capital award in 2012.
Explore the city's historic center as you meander through narrow lanes that lead to charming squares. Discover the elegant designs of Baroque churches, hear the chimes of the inspiring bell towers, and see iconic sights, including the Cathedral, which is almost 1,000 years old.
Continue to the Bom Jesus do Monte, an extraordinary pilgrimage site. Located on a hillside just outside of Barga, it is one of the most visited churches in Portugal, where pilgrims have walked for observation and repentance since 1811 AD. Ascend the epic Baroque stairway that reaches up to 380 feet (116 m) and admire the graceful architecture and the sweeping views over Braga.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
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Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
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