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Rua Dr. Abilio Torres, 855, Braga, 4815-552, Portugal
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Travel Tips for Braga
You shouldn't miss the...
You shouldn't miss the religious sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, located high on a forested slope 6 km east of Braga. At the top of a great pilgrims' stairway stands an impressive church, from where visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The shrine also boasts a splendid baroque staircase that climbs up a wooded hillside in a series of terraced zigzags
Visit Monte de Bom Jesus or...
Visit Monte de Bom Jesus or simply Bom Jesus
said to be Portugal's second most important religious pilgrimage site, next to Fatima. There are stunning lifesize sculptures of Bible personalities and saints on the church altar and inside 'cabanas' along the pathway depicting the Stations of the Cross. Also has a magnificent view of the city from above.
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Torre
The Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Torre (Our Lady of the Tower Chapel) has a very interesting architecture.
I don't know anything about it but you can see on my photo that it is beautiful.
I don't know another town with so many different churches. In the same square where the Chapel is placed i found two more churches.
The ancient city of Braga has always been an important centre for culture, commerce and religion. The Romans dedicated it to their Emperor and called it Bracara Augusta, making it their Galician head-quarters in 216 BC. Following a succession of destructive invasions, the city was rebuilt by Bishop Pedro (1070-1093), who established it as one of the most important religious centres in the Iberian peninsular. In the 12th century, it became the seat of Portugal's archbishops, and the country's religious capital