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Bom Jesus do Monte, Tenoes, Braga, Northern Portugal, 4710-455, Portugal
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Travel Tips for Braga
Braga is the capital city of this district. It is a pleasant city to visit, both the centre where you may follow the “Baroque Route” or the “Roman Route” to discover churches, buildings and ruins, according to the path you decide to follow.
Also, a bit off the city (about 6km) there are important main sees: the Bom Jesus sanctuary (Baroque masterpiece, one of my favourite in Portugal for this kind of place) and Sameiro. If visiting these sanctuaries I would advise to avoid weekends or holidays as it is somewhat touristy.
Casa do Raio
The Casa do Raio or Raio House was built in 1754 and it is a remarkable building of civil architecture in joanine baroque style. You can see on my pic the beautiful balcony over the main door decorated with two sculptures.
The Hospital and the Igreja of S. Marcos
On this pic you can see the hospital and the Church of S. Marcos, the church was founded in the 15th century and restored in 18th century. The Braga architect Carlos Amarante (the author of the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, among others) was the responsible of its construction.
it is said that this city was founded by the Celts in 300 B.C. It was an important Roman centre being named Bracara Augusta.
Since Portugal was born the city turned to be an ecclesiastical centre, and that's why is known as the city of bishops.
The city is rich in historical buildings, especially churches. In the surrounding area Bom Jesus and Sameiro are also two spots not to miss by the visitor.
Braga has a university and the city comes to life during weekdays and the nightlife is made by students.