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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga

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Address: Se Primaz Rua Dom Paio Mendes, Braga 4700-424, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 263 317
08:00 - 19:00
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Magnificent Interior

Don't let the time worn exterior of this cathedral fool you! The interior is absolutely magnificent! Remember to look up as the ceilings are so amazing! The pipes from the organ... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Voorhees, New Jersey
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Kiryat Motzkin, Central District, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

we walked around and around to find the entrance. they charge a fee for the cathedral end the museum. you can walk freely around the cloisters which is very nice. When you walk around the building you can appreciate the different styles but we were on the lookout especially for the leftover of the oldest piece of façade in Romanesque... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Don't let the time worn exterior of this cathedral fool you! The interior is absolutely magnificent! Remember to look up as the ceilings are so amazing! The pipes from the organ are not to be missed! Enjoy this experience. It is so worth it!

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Edmonds, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This 12th century Church is a must see in Braga. Nestled in the new city, it stands out as a true historic site. The interior of this religious marvel is a great example of medieval architecture. Even if your sightseeing has put you in church-overload, this one is a must!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this incredible cathedral. Pay the 5 euro entrance fee which is well worth it for a personal guide in English to 3 amazing chapels. The painted ceilings and the organ are amazing.

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Carno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What more can I say this is a very beautiful cathedral, well worth a visit. We stood for ages just looking

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Worth a visit to see the whole cathedral from the inside. There were a lot of visiters in the same time but the cathedral are that big so it was no problems.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Easy to find, beautiful architecture both inside and out. We visited on a Sunday and enjoyed some singing whilst there which added to the whole experience. Often churches are so quiet.

Thank Rogenroute
New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A nice cathedral to visit if you are in town roaming around. There is a fee to enter the which I think is ridiculous.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a lovely, quiet cathedral. Quaint and moderate in size with many antique features. We visited during a holy time and the entryways were decorated with large palms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice cathedral in the heart of the city. The are other attractions near by. But not a lot of them, a day is more than enough to enjoy this city

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