Braga Things to see and visit the ancient city of Portugal
Braga, a city that is worth visiting during a holiday in Portugal, has a rich artistic heritage of ancient, dating back to Roman times, when it was Bracara Augusta.
The Church and its tradizoni have always had a decisive role in Braga, still one of the main reasons of tourist attraction and Christian pilgrimage is the celebration of Holy Week and the Cathedral, which in Portuguese is the Sè.
Rua de Souto, which crosses all the historical center leading to the Cathedral, was built at the request of the accounts Portucale, Henry of Burgundy and his wife Teresa. Although Romanesque today retains little evidence of the time, including the plan of the vessel, the Sun Gate, a frieze that runs along the outside walls and apse of the cloister.
In the Chapel of the Kings, one of those surrounding the cloister, are located Henry of Burgundy and Donna Teresa tombs, together with the remains of Archbishop Lorenzo Vicente, hero of the Battle of Aljubarrota. Not far away are the house and the chapel of Coimbras, both dating from the early sixteenth century Manueline style.
Other monuments of Braga noteworthy are the Fountain of Pellicano, Baroque and the coat of arms of the archbishop Gaspar de Braganza, the Benedictine monastery of Tibaes and the Church of Our Lady of the Pueblo. Going up a long staircase in granite and plaster, surrounded by nine fountains, you come to the sanctuary in the neoclassical style, located in a dominant position from the hill, from which you can admire a beautiful view over the city of Braga.