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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank JOrgep486
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Barranquitas
Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 28 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

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

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

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Don't expect to see a huge cathedral because it's not. But it's a very old one and very special within the North of the Iberian Peninsula. Plus you have some important figures buried over there!

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Porto works, Braga prays, Coimbra studies, and Lisbon gets the money. 你就知道在Braga是多麽虔誠的天主教城市 可想而知這主教堂是多麽的奢華金碧輝煌 來到這可別錯過 不過樓上的展覽就有點草草了事 這次的展覽是紙黏土,那個實在有點不太能入眼

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The organs are so beautiful and the sound is really nice. Probably, one of the most beautiful organs I saw in my life. Also the rest of the church is very nice.

Thank Michellebeat
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is the most known monument in the whole Portugal. Its nice to visit and a must if you are a tourist. You should also visit the Tesouro da Sé.

Thank Humberto L
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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.
7 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.