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Azulejos, Braga, PT
Another option for what to do and see in Braga is to have a look at the azulejos that cover many facades of buildings. Some of them have a pattern, others are only having one bright color. I really enjoyed seeing them.
Directions: Around the town of Braga.
Igreja dos Terceiros, Braga, PT
Walking through Braga you might pass is the Igreja dos Terceiros. It was built in 1690 from alms and its facade is of baroque style. High above the entrance you can see the statue of São Francisco de Assis who lived from 1182 to 1226.
Directions: Largo de São Francisco
Igreja de São Paulo, Braga, PT (from wikipedia)
The Igreja de São Paulo is located in the same building complex as the Capela Nossa Senhora da Torre. Both together, the chapel and the church, house the Museu Pio XII, which presents sacral art and archeology.
Directions: Largo de São Paulo
Capela Nossa Senhora da Torre, Braga, PT
One of the first impressive buildings that I saw in Braga is the Capela Nossa Senhora da Torre. This chapel is located in the same building complex as the Igreja de São Paulo. Characteristic of the Capela is the huge tower and the small city gate underneath it. Both together, the chapel and the church, house the Museu Pio XII, which presents sacral art and archeology. It is said that from the part of the museum located in the tower you will have a good view over the roofs of Braga.
Directions: Largo de São Paulo.
Capela dos Coimbras, Braga, PT
Two interesting churches are the Capela dos Coimbras and the Church of São João do Souto (photo 2). Both are built side by side to eachother and differ very much in their look. Probably the Church of São João do Souto is the older one of the two while the other was added as an extension. Capela dos Coimbras is built in Manueline style between the 1525 and 1528 century under archbishop D. Diogo de Sousa.
Directions: Largo São João do Souto
Catedral de Santa Maria de Braga, Braga, PT
The Se de Braga (Catedral de Santa Maria de Braga) is an important example of the Portuguese Roman style. In it there are the tombs of Henrique of Borgonha and Teresa of Leão (his wife) who are the Counts of the first Portuguese County and parents of Portugals first King, King D. Afonso Henriques. The cathedral has a very rich decor with lots of gold and the walls inside have beautiful tiles.
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