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BRAGA – GUIMARÃES

Braga is a city founded by the Romans as Bracara Augusta.

In constant development, is a young city full of history and traditions . In 2012 , celebrated the ” Braga 2012 – European Youth Capital”

The “Portuguese Rome”: in the sixteenth century, archbishop Diogo de Sousa, influenced by his visit to the city of Rome, draws a new city where the squares and churches abound as in Rome. In this title is also associated the fact that there are numerous churches per square kilometer in Braga. It is still regarded as the largest center of religious study in Portugal.

Guimarães is often called the “Birthplace” of Portugal

This historic symbolism is due to the fact that there have been established the administrative center of Portucalense by D. Henrique, and the possibility of his son D. Afonso Henriques was born in this city. The Battle of São Mamede, fought on the outskirts of the city on June 24, 1128, had a fundamental historical importance for the formation of the Portuguese nationality.

Tour:

  • 9:00AM – Departure to Guimarães. Visit the Castle, Palace of the Dukes and historical center
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant
  • Departure to Braga, visit the Sanctuary of Sameiro, Bom Jesus, Old Town and Cathedral of Braga
  • Return to Oporto

Tour Prices:

€ 95,00 /per person (minumum 2 persons, max. 6)
Includes: Transportation, lunch and visit the museum
Children: 0-5 years old free, 5 – 10 years old, 50% discount

Note: All pick-ups are in the Hotel. Tours conducted in 5 or 9 seated air-conditioned cars.

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